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Lisa Lyden Returns to KOAA Anchor Desk

Lisa Lyden is returning to the anchor desk at Colorado Springs NBC affiliate KOAA.

Lyden signed off from KOAA in 2012 after 29 years as the station’s primary anchor. At the time, she said she felt it was the right time to “hang up the microphone and spend more time with family.”

Lyden will rejoin the station as anchor of the 5, 6, 6:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She will join Rob Quirk and Jennifer Horbelt, who replaced her at the anchor desk last year. In a press release announcing the news, KOAA said the trio will be “the most experienced and successful team in Southern Colorado television.”

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Marissa Torres Joins KOAA as Morning Anchor

Marissa Torres is joining Colorado Springs NBC-affiliate KOAA, where she will co-anchor the morning newscast.

She replaces Jennifer Horbelt, who is moving into the evening anchor role at KOAA. Torres’ first day on the air alongside Adam Atchison and meteorologist Craig Eliot will be July 30.

Torres joins the station from KOB in Albuquerque, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor. “I am honored to be coming to KOAA and to Southern Colorado,” she said in a statement. “And yes, I really am a morning person!”

Veteran Anchor Leaving KOAA in Colorado Springs

Lisa Lyden, who has been anchoring KOAA‘s 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts since 1983, announced recently that she will step down at the end of July.

“This was not an easy decision to make,” Lyden said. “I’ve been wrestling with it for some time, and feel now is the right time to hang up the microphone and spend more time with family.”

Jennifer Horbelt will replace Lyden at the KOAA anchor desk beginning July 27th, working the NBC-affiliate’s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Rob Quirk.  Horbelt joined KOAA as a morning anchor last December. Read more

Jennifer Horbelt Joining KOAA As Morning Anchor

Jennifer Horbelt, who signed off from WPSD in Paducah yesterday, has been named the new morning anchor at KOAA in Colorado Springs, TVSpy has confirmed.

Horbelt will begin at KOAA on December 19. She replaces Georgiann Lymberopoulos, who is leaving the station after 17 years to raise her infant twins.

“Jennifer is bright, compassionate and full of life,” KOAA general manager Evan Pappas said in a statement. “After a nationwide search, we found Jennifer, the perfect addition to our number one morning team.”

Horbelt began her career as in intern at WPSD and worked her way up to evening anchor over the course of her five years with the station. (Watch video of her sign-off from WPSD inside.) Read more

WPSD Mourns Loss of Anchor’s Teenage Son

WPSD is mourning the loss of Will Mallory, the 19-year-old son of anchor Mike Mallory who died in a car crash Wednesday morning.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mallorys,” anchor Jennifer Horbelt said during the NBC-affiliate’s evening newscast on Wednesday (video above).

Mallory currently anchors WPSD’s morning and noon newscasts. Will was the passenger in a car driven by his 18-year-old cousin when the vehicle left the road at a curve and hit a tree.