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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
  • Boulder railroad crossing set for repairs after Problem Solvers get involved

    BOULDER, Colo. — Slabs of concrete are loose and bolts are sticking out at a railroad crossing in Boulder. It’s near the intersection of 63rd and Arapahoe. For months one company has tried to get the railroad to fix the area. The concrete on the road is crumbling. A nearby company calls it a safety hazard. “There’s rebars sticking out,” Lyndsy Morse with Via Mobility Services said. “It’s just not stable.” With multiple businesses along the Boulder road, tons of traffic […]

  • Families changed for the better, forever on National Adoption Day

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — There are hundreds of thousands of kids in the foster care system. Every year, National Adoption Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the need for more permanent and temporary homes. “It’s the best day ever,” Judge Theresa Slade said. In Arapahoe County, 18 families walked in one way, and left a different, improved way and forever changed. “Like another piece of the family has come into place,” Matthew Crawford said. One of the families in […]

  • Second Colorado lawmaker accused of sexual harassment in new complaint

    DENVER — A second Colorado lawmaker is facing a sexual harassment complaint. Colorado State Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, is accused of groping a man at a 2012 political event. At the time, he was a state House candidate who is now in his third term as a Colorado lawmaker for House District 9. Thomas Cavaness said it happened at a political fundraiser in downtown Denver for Rosenthal in 2012. “I was standing in the back and he began messaging my shoulders […]

  • Denver partners with new company to test proposed hyperloop-inspired track

    AURORA, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation has partnered with Arrivo to invest in a test track in Denver. The hyperloop system is a competitor of Hyperloop One. Earlier this year, the Colorado route was one of the 12 winning routes. This version is slightly different from Hyperloop One. The technology of Hyperloop One puts passengers and cargo into a pod with gradual acceleration by electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The pod then lifts above the track using […]

  • Photos: Whole Foods opens at Union Station this week

    DENVER — More food options are on the way for one of Denver’s fastest growing areas. In a couple days the Union Station hold foods will celebrate its grand opening. It’s a win for people who like the store, but also a win for the entire neighborhood. The downtown neighborhood is an area that doesn’t have many choices when it comes to groceries. “I think we definitely could use some more options,” downtown resident Justin Mohr said. When King Soopers […]

  • Poudre football player who died in crash honored at first round playoff game

    ARVADA, Colo. — The Poudre High School football team from Fort Collins played in the first round of the playoffs Friday night, less than 24 hours after their teammate and his mother were killed in a car crash. The game was in Arvada against Pomona. Both Josh Cortez and his mom Kelly Cortez died at the scene of the crash in Fort Collins Thursday night.. The team did talk about not playing in Friday’s game, but decided to suit up […]

  • Hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico impacts medical supplies in Colorado

    BOULDER, Colo. — Puerto Rico’s devastation has an impact on local hospitals. Months after Hurricane Maria, it’s still hard to get supplies into Puerto Rico. It’s also difficult to get supplies off the island, which is why medical centers are low on some of the materials they need. Seventy percent of Puerto Rico’s exports are pharmaceutical materials. Hospitals on the mainland rely on the island for a big chunk of its pharmacy supplies, including IV bags and fluids. Right now, […]

  • Denver green roof initiative passes

    DENVER — The votes were still being counted Wednesday, but it was clear the green roof initiative on Denver ballots will pass. This means changes for a lot of the city’s large buildings. The results are not a big surprise to the business community, but definitely a disappointment. The group not only had the mayor on its side, but also lots of fundraising dollars. The initiative forces all buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to add some sort of green […]

  • Muslim leaders visit Baptist church to offer condolences after Texas shooting

    DENVER — Texas is hundreds of miles away, but the effects hit home for many Coloradans. At times like this, people want to help, but often don’t know how. One group knew exactly what they wanted to do after they saw the shooting in Texas. “We felt the need to really show the love and compassion that truly is the Muslim community,” said Iman Jodeh with the Colorado Muslim Society. In the wake of horror in Texas, Denver’s Muslim leaders […]

  • Grandfather among 3 killed in Thornton Walmart shooting

    THORNTON, Colo. — A second victim of the shooting at a Thornton Walmart store that left three people dead has been identified. Carlos Moreno, 66 of Thornton, was killed during Wednesday night’s shooting, his employer said Thursday. Moreno was a structural trades technician at Auraria Higher Education Center. “Carlos is going to be missed,” said Blaine Nickeson, chief of staff at Auraria who knew Moreno. “Basically, he was sort of a jack-of-all-trades.” The campus has lost a dear colleague and […]

  • Sales of Denver-based Zen magnets banned again

    DENVER — For the second time since the company started eight years ago, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered Denver-based Zen magnets to stop sales and has issued a recall. “We can’t sell Zen magnets, we can’t sell neoballs, we can’t sell about 90 percent of our income,” Shihan Qu said. “Now my employees have been instructed that they potentially may not have a job to rely on.” There’s an ongoing debate about whether the magnets are safe. Zen magnets must reach out […]

  • Fort Collins shooting victim’s legacy lives on in CSU Ram Walk

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — There’s still no motive from police more than a week after the Fort Collins shooting. A group came back from a night out when Michael Zamora opened fire, shooting three people, then himself, the Fort Collins Police Department said. One of the victim’s was Savannah McNealy, a senior at Colorado State University. Saturday was the first home football game since her death. Her legacy will now live on through one of the school’s game day traditions. […]