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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 Lead Forecaster for KOAA News5 watching out for southern Colorado 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.

Alex O'Brien

Alex O’Brien

Alex O’Brien comes to Colorado Springs as a native returning to her home state. She grew up in Greeley, Colorado and attended college at CU – Boulder before transferring to the Metropolitan State University of Denver meteorology program.

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.

Patrick Nelson

Patrick Nelson

Patrick has spent more than a decade working in newsrooms across the country with stops in Wyoming, Texas, Wisconsin, California, and right here in Colorado. 

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

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.

Alasyn Zimmerman

Alasyn Zimmerman

Alasyn Zimmerman joins the KOAA News 5 team as reporter and weekend morning anchor after spending two years in the northern Rockies with KIFI/KIDK in Idaho Falls, ID. While in Idaho she did a little bit of everything including anchoring the morning and noon shows, producing, and reporting.

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Rising Arkansas River

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Best viewer photos of May 2019

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