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!”
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As a massive wildfire extended its reach in Colorado Springs over the weekend, KKTV, the market’s CBS-affiliate, began providing nonstop coverage of the natural disaster. And the station hasn’t stopped.
So far, as of this posting, KKTV, which is owned by Gray Television, has provided nearly 100 hours of continuous breaking news coverage and, with the fire doubling in size Tuesday night, there doesn’t appear to be a break in sight.
“When we first broke in just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, we had no plan as to how long we’d stay on,” KKTV news director Liz Haltiwanger told TVSpy today via email. “We just knew our viewers needed clear information, live images, and weather forecasts right away.” Read more
“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
“It’s an honor and privilege to carry the torch after legendary Lee Douglas,” Naktin told ColoradoSprings.com. “In addition to covering the professional teams Southern Colorado is passionate about, I’m looking forward to sharing the accomplishments of local athletes to News 5 viewers.”
“Lee was a legend in this town,” KOAA president and general manager Evan Pappas said in a statement. “He had the kindest, gentlest manner about him and was universally loved inside and outside KOAA. It’s sadly ironic that this news comes on Super Bowl Sunday, but losing someone you’re this close to–any day–is heartbreaking.”
Douglas spent nearly 30 years with the Colorado Springs NBC-affiliate. He had served as the station’s sports director since 2000. In addition to his work at KOAA, Douglas was the color commentator for Air Force football games. Read more
While with Houston CBS-affiliate KHOU, Greenblatt won a number of awards for his reporting, including a duPont-Columbia award, a national Emmy, and two national Edward R. Murrow awards.
The primary focus of the interviews will be the close of the Iraq War, and the stations were chosen because they have large military communities in their markets, according to President Obama’s official schedule. The payroll tax cut extension — which was the subject of a round of local press last week — will also be discussed.
“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
“I am sad to leave my channel 5 family, but I know this is the best decision for my family,” Lymberopoulos said (video inside).
KOAA, the NBC-affiliate in Colorado Springs, is expected to announce a replacement for Lymberopoulos this week. “We understand that her family always comes first,” general manager Evan Pappas said in a statement. “That said, with Georgiann’s history at News5, the door is always open for her to come back.”
Lymberopoulos has been the morning anchor at KOAA since joining the station in 1994. In announcing her departure, she told viewers she would be with the station for a few more weeks. Read more