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Rob Quirk

Rob Quirk

Rob Quirk is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist.  He has been the primary weeknight news anchor at News5 for nearly 30 years.anchor at NEWS5 for 25 years.

Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts

Emmy award winning anchor Elizabeth Watts joined KOAA News5 in August 2016.

Ira Cronin

Ira Cronin

Ira joined the News 5 Today morning team in March of 2015 and is so excited to be back west! Prior to coming to KOAA, Ira spent nearly 14 years in Charlotte NC at NBC Charlotte anchoring the morning show from 2011 to 2015.

Brie Groves

Brie Groves

Brie Groves is an award winning journalist who joined News 5 in February 2016.  You’ll see her weekday mornings co-hosting News 5 Today and anchoring our noon newscasts.

Zach Thaxton

Zach Thaxton

Zach Thaxton is an Emmy-winning journalist who brings a decade’s worth of experience to the News 5 newsroom.

Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels

Mike is the weeknight Weather Anchor and has been forecasting the weather for KOAA for more than 20 years.

Sam Schreier

Sam Schreier

Meteorologist Sam Schreier comes to KOAA News 5 from Des Moines, Iowa, so he is used to forecasting in an active environment. Sam has covered everything from snowstorms to blizzards to tornadoes and general severe storms.

Jessica Van Meter

Jessica Van Meter

Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter came to News 5 in December 2015 from Northern Michigan where she forecasted for winter weather, lake effect, and severe weather.

Jeff Matthews

Jeff Matthews

At a young age, I found you could make a living predicting the weather on TV. Since the age of seven-years-old, it was either left field for the Yankees, or TV Meteorologist. And mom supported it by posting my weather forecasts on the refrigerator.

Grant Meech

Grant Meech

Grant Meech is the Sports Director at KOAA News 5, and he couldn’t be happier to live in his home state of Colorado.

Eric Ross

Eric Ross

Eric Ross is an executive producer and chief investigative reporter for KOAA News5. While he’s covered everything from snowstorms to political races, he has a true passion for investigative journalism.

Andy Koen

Andy Koen

Andy started his broadcast career at KOAA News 5 in June of 2003.  He has done everything from studio crew, to producer to photojournalism and editing. He is a Pueblo native and graduated from South High School in 1997.

Bill Folsom

Bill Folsom

A lot of people live in Colorado for the lifestyle and Bill Folsom is known for finding, telling and sharing pictures of their stories. Those stories rarely are a few steps from where the car is parked

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

Reporter Laura Wilson comes to KOAA News5 from Lincoln, Nebraska after years of experience as a news and sports reporter, but has close family ties here in Colorado where she attended high school.

Shayla Girardin

Shayla Girardin

Shayla Girardin comes to KOAA News 5 from California where she graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in Political Science.

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