KKTV 11 News has expanded its morning team to provide viewers with the best newscast in southern Colorado.
Most recently, anchor Katie Killen joined the KKTV team after working on morning newscasts in several markets, most recently in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I have a specific passion for morning news,” Killen said, adding “Every day, we have the opportunity to let our neighbors know what happened while they were sleeping, and bring them the information they need to kick-start their day." Katie has a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.
Katie joins David Nancarrow on the anchor desk. David has been with the station since 2003. In 2006 David spent 4 weeks embedded with Fort Carson soldiers in Iraq. He was on the front lines of coverage for the station during the Waldo Canyon Fire, Black Forest Fire, and last summer’s flooding.
“Our morning newscast is all about breaking news, new information from overnight, and preparing our viewers for the day ahead. These two anchors get that vision, and they have the experience to make it happen,” said News Director Liz Haltiwanger.
KKTV has also added Sarah Schwabe as a permanent fixture on the morning team. She’s been a reporter and weather forecaster for KKTV for 5 years. Sarah now anchors daily 11 Call for Action investigations and alerts during the morning newscast. “These are stories specifically produced for our morning viewers. We are watching out for new scams and rip-offs, important safety recalls, you name it. Anything our viewers need to know to protect themselves and their families as they prepare for the day ahead,” said Haltiwanger.
In addition to these changes, some things have stayed the same. KKTV 11 News Meteorologist Branden Borremans has been with the station since 2006, which gives him more local experience than any other morning meteorologist in Southern Colorado.
“Our Colorado weather is notorious for its changes. And yes, sometimes the forecast can even change overnight. We believe experience, specifically local experience, is invaluable for a morning meteorologist,” said KKTV General Manager Nick Matesi.
Branden and traffic reporter James Brown bring KKTV 11 News viewers “traffic and weather together” never more than 10 minutes away, so viewers never have to wait long for the information they need before they get dressed and head out on the roads.
KKTV 11 News also has a team of producers and mobile journalists working overnight and through the morning to make sure when breaking news happens, no matter what time, the station is live on the scene with the latest information.
“More and more of our viewers are relying on morning news to get their day started. It’s no longer enough to just recap last night’s news. Beefing up our morning staff demonstrates our commitment to providing new, relevant information to our viewers each and every day,” said Matesi.
KKTV 11 News This Morning airs Monday-Friday from 4:30 - 7 a.m.