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Zora Stephenson joined FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 as a reporter July 2017.

Zora is originally from Northern Virginia, but calls North Carolina home as well. This east coast gal is so excited to be in the Mile High City!

Before moving to Denver, Zora was a reporter at WNCT, the CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina. There she covered just about everything and is no stranger to the big stories. She has covered multiple hurricanes and tropical storms including Hurricane Matthew. The historic storm gained national attention after it caused major flooding in Eastern North Carolina. She traveled the state of North Carolina to cover the 2016 presidential election. She was the stations go-to political reporter and enjoyed breaking down the democratic process for viewers. As a former Division 1 basketball player at Elon University, Zora will always love sports. It was normal to see her filling in as a sports anchor or on the football field reporting.

Zora also has experience as a sideline reporter, analyst, and host. During March of 2017, Zora worked for the Colonial Athletic Association during its basketball championships.

Zora fell in love with journalism while interning at NBC Washington in its award winning Sports Department. She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

When Zora isn’t working she enjoys attending various sporting events, spending time with friends and family, and trying out new restaurants. She’s always up for a good pickup game of basketball as well.

Zora loves meeting new people and is thrilled to help tell YOUR stories. She believes the best stories are told by the people. Zora says it’s an honor to be a journalist and takes that responsibility seriously. If you have any story ideas let Zora know by emailing her at Zora.Stephenson@kdvr.com

Recent Articles
  • Man accused of molesting child in Walmart bathroom sought by authorities

    TIMNATH, Colo. — A man accused of sexually molesting a 6-year-old boy inside of a Timnath Walmart is sought by police after bonding out of jail and failing to report back. According to an arrest affidavit obtained by FOX31, 28-year-old Javier Dominguez-Gallegos cornered the young boy in the men’s restroom at the store located at 4500 Weitzel St. Police say Dominguez-Gallegos touched the victim’s genitals and attempted to expose himself to the child while in the restroom on Nov. 29, […]

  • Multiple explosive devices found in mobile home suspect says he set on fire

    FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — Multiple explosive devices were found inside one of the mobile homes that was set on fire in Federal Heights on Wednesday afternoon. The Adams County bomb squad remained on the scene Thursday, working to make sure the scene in the 2000 block of Moselle Street was safe. Steven Truetken, 56, was in custody after he told police he set a neighbor’s home on fire and then his own. He also told them there were homemade bombs […]

  • Mom says son’s concussion from fall at school could have been prevented

    ARVADA, Colo. — An Arvada mom said her son slipped and fell on black ice during recess in Tuesday’s frigid cold weather. Now her fourth-grade son has a concussion and his mom said the fall could have been prevented if the kids had recess indoors. “I was playing soccer,” fourth-grader Alex Hernandez said. “I didn’t see the ice or anything so I just went to like to try kick the ball, I slid backwards and I slipped and I hit my head.” “I’m very upset,” […]

  • Coloradans head to Washington to fight for DACA

    DENVER — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program discussions continue in Washington and in Colorado. Nine Coloradans are now back after a trip to Washington. The group flew into the nation’s capital and met with Colorado’s members of Congress. They met with a number of representatives, including Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ken Buck. “He went as far as to reassure us that we could be at ease, that we could relax,” Marco Dorado said of a meeting with Buck. “For […]

  • Snow good for resorts, bad for mountain traffic

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — A big snow day in the mountains ahead of the holiday weekend, and that’s causing some traffic issues. It was a game of “red light, green light” Friday afternoon heading west on I-70. Folks even had time to get out of the car and stretch their legs as traffic continued to crawl. The farther west you drive, the more the snow started to pick up and traffic didn’t get any better. “We were actually on our […]

  • Colorado needs snow for all kinds of reasons besides skiing

    EVERGREEN, Colo. — Snow totals at ski resorts across the state are below average for this time of year. The lack of snow doesn’t just affect ski trips; there are long-term issues to be aware of as well. The foothills and parts of the mountains are filled not with snow or ice but dry shrubs. “It’s very concerning,” Foothills Fire Protection District Chief Brian Zoril said. “I would say this is the driest conditions we’ve seen since probably 2001-2002.” While ski resorts […]

  • Middle school teacher killed in car crash had big impact on students

    AURORA, Colo. — There are heavy hearts at Aurora Hills Middle School this week after students came back from winter break to find out one of their teachers had died. According to Aurora Public Schools, Spanish teacher Wendy Welch was killed in a car accident while visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Welch’s students say she had an impact on a lot of people. “For her to be gone is really heartbreaking to me,” former student Zanovia Paris said. Former students […]

  • ‘The Superbowl of livestock’: National Western Stock Show opens

    DENVER — Every January, the National Western Stock Show attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the Denver area. Last year’s even collected more than $6 million in local and state tax revenues. Organizers expect more than 650,000 people to walk through Stock Show doors over the course of 16 days. In true Colorado fashion, you find just about everything at the show. “You never know who you’ll meet or what you’ll see,” Ella Bygrave said. Stock Show President and […]

  • ‘He changed my life,’ woman arrested by Zackari Parrish says

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – We continue to hear more and more stories about Deputy Zackari Parrish, and how he impacted the lives of others. One story, was shared by Parrish’s dad at the funeral on Friday. It’s about a woman Parrish arrested back in 2015. More than two years after she was pulled over by Deputy Parrish for a DUI, Angela Jensen says her life is completely different and Deputy Parrish is one of the main reasons why. Jensen says his […]

  • Roads close during procession for Zackari Parrish’s funeral

    CASTLE PINES, Colo. — The procession for fallen Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Zackari Parrish’s funeral started about 8:45 a.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend the funeral at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch that begins at 11 a.m., but there will be limited seating. The motorcade started at Interstate 25 and the Castle Pines exit. There will be rolling closures for the motorcade. Northbound I-25 from Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock to Lincoln Avenue. Westbound Lincoln Avenue, […]

  • Mother suspected of murder after lifeless infant found in Highlands Ranch backyard

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- A mother has been arrested after a lifeless infant with its umbilical cord still attached was found in the backyard of a home in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday night, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

  • 5 charged by attorney general in 2 long-term care facility deaths

    DENVER — Three people have been arrested and two others are on the loose after Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced Friday plans to prosecute two deaths as homicides at long-term care facilities. The deaths of the at-risk adults — one with dementia, the other with disabling seizures — led to the charges of the five employees at long-term care centers. “It makes me both angry and distressed that we have these situations,” Coffman said. “These are both horrifying cases, […]