Katie joined the KKTV 11 News team in 2015 as a reporter. In 2017, she took over when longtime 11 News anchor Betty Sexton retired. Katie learned a lot from Betty and loved working with her.
In 2017, Katie won an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for investigative reporting for a story she did about Aurora theater gunman James Holmes. Katie submitted open records requests to all 50 states to try to find out where Holmes was being held. She has covered numerous 11 Call for Action investigations and stories about scams that are going around. Katie also writes a weekly column called "Voice of the Consumer" for our news partners at The Gazette.
Before returning to her home state, Katie worked at our sister station, KSNB-TV in Hastings, Nebraska. She started her career as a weather anchor and reporter in the middle of tornado alley. Katie also worked as a morning anchor and then as an evening anchor during her time in the Heartland.
Katie is a Colorado native and enjoys covering stories in our community. She attended Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado. Katie obtained her Bachelor of Science in broadcast news from the University of Colorado at Boulder. While pursuing her degree, Katie interned at KMGH-TV, 7 News in Denver, as a news and weather intern.
She is an avid Colorado sports fan and especially loves cheering on the Buffs. Katie enjoys hiking with her husband and spending time with friends and family.
If you have a story idea, you can send Katie an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find her on Twitter @KatiePeltonKKTV and on Facebook.