Ashley is a Colorado native and is excited to have her first job in her home state.
She joined the KKTV 11 News team in December 2018.
She comes to Colorado Springs straight from college. Ashley graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in News and Multimedia Journalism. While in college she worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer for Bear News, UNCo’s on campus, student-run news station.
Ashley is thrilled to be back at the station she interned for the summer of 2018. During her internship she worked alongside reporters to learn the ins and outs of the wild news world. She immediately fell in love with the breathtaking views of the mountains, the extraordinary people of Colorado Springs, and each person she worked with in the newsroom. She quickly realized that this was the place she dreamed of starting her career.
Ashley has an immense passion for telling stories and meeting so many fascinating, kind people along the way. She believes everyone has their own story to tell and finds it a tremendous honor to be able share those stories with viewers.
When she’s not in the field she loves to spend time reading memoirs and watching documentaries. (Can you tell she’s a huge nerd?) She also enjoys exploring everything this beautiful state has to offer, finding a local farmer’s market, and of course any type of yummy food. You can usually find her at a local donut shop, chowing down on her favorite snack.
If you have a story idea or just want to say “hi,” she would love to hear from you! Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, connect with her on twitter @AshleyKKTV or find her on Facebook at Ashley Franco KKTV.