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Caiti Blase

Caiti Blase

Caiti Blase joined the KOAA News 5 team as a multimedia journalist in August 2017.

Jessica Barreto

Jessica Barreto

Jessica Barreto is an award-winning, bilingual multimedia reporter who joins KOAA News5 from the vibrant, upbeat city of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Jon McMichael

Jon McMichael

Jon McMichael joined the News 5 team as a Digital Multimedia Journalist in November 2017. He was born in Texas, lived in Oklahoma for a short stint, then moved back to Texasand is now ready to live among the mountains.

Ben Lloyd

Benjamin Lloyd

Benjamin Lloyd joined News5 as the Digital Executive Producer in December 2016, following up on 10 years as the Digital Content Manager for KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas, also part of the Cordillera Communications group of television stations.

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley joined News 5 in May 2016 as a television newscast producer. In mid-2017, he was moved to a new role as a digital content producer.

Tyler Dumas

Tyler Dumas

Tyler Dumas joined the KOAA News5 team in November 2017 as a  Digital Content Producer. The native Texan grew up near Houston before attending Texas State University where he earned studied Digital Media, Journalism, English Literature and Sports Science.

Ashlynn Worley

Ashlynn Worley

Ashlynn Worley joined the KOAA News5 in January 2019 as a digital content producer and a television news producer.

Nia Bender

Nia Bender is an Assignments editor and contributor to digital content on KOAA.com and the News5 app. 

Ryan Mutch

Ryan Mutch

Without visuals, you don’t have a good story, and Ryan always strives to bring the best shots he can to News5’s coverage of southern Colorado.

Joe Bevans

Joe Bevans

Award winning photojournalist Joe Bevans started his career with News 5 in late 1984.  Since then, he’s been involved with the White House Press Corps, major sporting events involving Colorado teams, been at the forefront of natural disasters, and told countless stories about people in our community.

Adam Knapik

Adam Knapik

Chief Photographer Adam Knapik is a seasoned photographer with nearly 25 years in the industry. Born and raised in Detroit, Adam joined the News 5 team in 2006.

Melissa Greathouse

Melissa Greathouse

Melissa Greathouse joined News 5 in December 2018 as a newscast producer and digital content producer. She previously worked in the news industry in Evansville,

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