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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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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

Obama’s Latest Round of Local Interviews Will Focus on Iraq War

Four more local stations are headed to the White House for a Presidential interview today: Seattle’s KIRO, Norfolk’s WVEC, Pensacola’s WEAR and Colorado Springs’ KOAA.

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.

The anchors — KIRO’s Angela Russell, WVEC’s David Alan, WEAR’s Bob Solarski and KOAA’s Rob Quirk — will sit down with the President at 10:30 a.m. Interviews will be embargoed until 5:00 p.m.