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Zora Stephenson joined FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 in July 2017. In addition to her reporting duties, Zora anchors Daybreak on Colorado’s Own Channel 2 on Saturday mornings.

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. She won RTDNAC’s Reporter of the Year award for her work in 2016.

While in North Carolina, Zora 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
  • Mom of Walmart shooting victim apologizes for withholding donated money from his kids

    THORNTON, Colo. — It’s been almost a year since the Thornton Walmart shooting. On top of grief, one family is now struggling to divide funds. More than 600 people donated around $30,000 to Victor Vasquez’s fund. It was brought to the Problem Solvers’ attention that Vasquez’s mother withdrew the money this summer and no one else received the funds, until Thursday. “She withdrew all the money, she didn’t let no one know, and she didn’t let us know, that she took the money, […]

  • Wife, Johnstown Police Department remember officer who died at Horsetooth Reservoir

    JOHNSTOWN, Colo. — A Johnstown police officer was the victim of a drowning at Horsetooth Reservoir on Monday. An officer says Yuri Thomas was at the reservoir with his wife, went in the water and never resurfaced. Thomas joined the force in Johnstown in February and leaves behind a wife. “He was in a happy point in his life,” Thomas’ wife Nola Thomas said. “He always had from childhood, a dream, of being a police officer, so when he acquired that […]

  • Mother relieved, thankful after missing 10-year-old Aurora girl found safe

    AURORA, Colo. — A 10-year-old girl who was reported missing from her Aurora home was found safe after missing for more than 24 hours, the Aurora Police Department said Tuesday. “Well, I thought maybe she was dead or someone had done something because I didn’t know what had happened to her. But, now thanks to God, she’s fine,” her mother said as a family friend translated the conversation. The girl received some treatment after she was found about three miles from […]

  • New Bern woman rescued from flooding home after tweeting for help

    NEW BERN, NC – Hundreds of people have been rescued in the Carolinas as rising waters flood neighborhoods. In New Bern, North Carolina, a woman took to social media to as the water rose in her house. “I sent the tweet, I didn’t expect it to go viral,” New Bern resident Breeanna Perry said. Breeanna Perry sent a tweet in the middle of the night that likely saved her life, along with her mom and grandmother. All was well in […]

  • Boulder police release sketch of sexual assault suspect

    BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department released a composite sketch Saturday of a sexual assault suspect from an incident that happened early Friday morning. BPD says around 4:30 a.m. Friday, a female awoke to a man in her bed. “The victim woke up to a man in her bed that was attempting to have sex with her,” police said in a statement Friday. “That scares me. My heart is pounding,” one CU student said. The incident happened on the […]

  • Doctors say man’s girlfriend saved his life with a tourniquet

    AURORA, Colo. — A couple said a freak accident at home sent shards of glass through a man’s arm, and hit the wrong spot. Doctors say the quick actions of his girlfriend is why he’s still alive. “Saved my life,” Josh Gilmore said. “Kept me alive.” Gilmore was working to take down a mirror when the glass broke in half, cut his arm and hit one of his arteries. “It split in half and came down on my arm,” Gilmore said. “Just […]

  • Lessons learned from 2013 Colorado floods can help with new catastrophes

    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — The floods of 2013 were devastating, lives were lost and homes destroyed. Officials say in all the destruction, some lessons emerged as well. Officials describe the scene in 2013 as horrific. While the images are awful, they’re also seen as helpful. “I saw people coming out of flood waters, some of them for the first time in three days, still wet, still covered in mud, shaking as bad as their dog was shaking,” said former Colorado […]

  • Aurora woman shares concerns as family braces for Florence in eastern U.S.

    AURORA, Colo. — While Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall hundreds of miles from Colorado, the impact is still felt as friends and family of those along the Carolina coast worry about their loved ones. Greenville, North Carolina, is between the state’s capital of Raleigh and the coast. It’s a city that’s bracing for the worst as Florence make its way West. “I’m extremely concerned,” said Adeea Rogers, who lives in Colorado. “My mother is a pastor of a […]

  • Aurora police, community leader address officer-involved shootings

    AURORA, Colo. — Nine months into the year and the Aurora Police Department has been involved in eight shootings. “Eight is a high number, I’m not going to say it’s not,” Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said. The agency recorded five officer-involved shootings in 2016 and one in 2017. “We’re seeing a lot more guns out there I think. I can’t give you an exact reason as to why our officers are finding themselves in more of these situations, but the […]

  • Teen left unresponsive from hit-and-run shares story of survival, struggle

    AURORA, Colo. — A teenager is home from the hospital after injuries from a hit-and-run left him unresponsive. “I got a second chance at life,” Javion Hurd said. “Like, I don’t know nobody who wouldn’t be positive if they got to come back here and spend time with their family, their mom, sisters, brothers, stuff like that. It’s a blessing, you shouldn’t be nothing but happy, you got a second chance at life.” Hurd still has a long road to recovery. He […]

  • Denver man plans to sell Broncos gear to support Colin Kaepernick

    DENVER — The start of the NFL season is Thursday. As teams gear up for kickoff, one longtime fan says he is cutting ties with the Broncos and will no longer watch the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick. “It’s an NFL thing completely,” Broncos fan Jonathan McMillan said. Kaepernick’s decision to take a knee and protest police brutality has lots of people distancing themselves from their teams. Last year, a woman said she could no longer watch the Broncos […]

  • Lives of Shanann Watts, her children remembered at funeral in North Carolina

    FREDERICK, Colo. — The lives of Shanann Watts and her two daughters were remembered at their memorial service Saturday in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The woman and her two young girls from Frederick were killed last month. In a traditional Catholic ceremony, the lives of the victims were honored.  Shanann’s unborn son, Nico, was celebrated as well. “Shanann was a woman of love, she loved God, she loved her family, and she loved her friends,” the priest said. “Shanann was a […]