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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
  • 2 dead after man in body armor exchanges gunfire with Aurora officers

    AURORA, Colo. — Two people were killed in separate shootings, including one involving an officer, at a home early Tuesday morning, the Aurora Police Department said. Officers responded to a 911 call to the 1400 block of South Kenton Street, near East Mississippi Avenue and South Havana Street, at 2 a.m. on a report of an armed person who was acting erratically. When officers arrived, they heard active gunfire. Police then encountered an armed man wearing body armor and gunfire was […]

  • Denver-area federal workers begin filing for unemployment

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — It has now been 21 days since the partial government shutdown started. As a result, government employees in the Denver area are now filing for unemployment.  Local federal workers are among the hundreds of thousands around the country recently who missed their first paychecks since the shutdown began. On Friday, FOX31 and Channel 2 spoke with three local workers on furlough: “I did file for unemployment,” Albert Romero said. “I filed on Wednesday,” Diann Cullen said. “The fact that […]

  • Federal workers hold rally in downtown Denver demanding end to shutdown

    DENVER — Thursday was the 20th day of the partial government shutdown. Federal workers in Denver took to the streets Thursday afternoon to share their frustrations of having to go without pay.  More than 100 people gathered downtown hoping to send a message to lawmakers. “I thought this would be over pretty quick,” one furloughed worker said. “I thought about filing for unemployment. I’m going to have to if they don’t see reason by the end of this week.” Workers said […]

  • Family of Aurora woman found dead in Aguilar remembers her as ‘joyful,’ ‘hardworking’

    AURORA, Colo. — A local family is still reeling at the news their loved one is dead. An Aurora missing person case turned into a homicide investigation when Aurora police told FOX31 that the remains found in the southern Colorado town of Aguilar were positively identified as those of LeBrea Jackson. “A big part of us is gone. A big part of us is gone. It’ll never be the same again,” said Ruby Jackson, LeBrea’s aunt. “My heart fell. I was hoping for […]

  • Local federal worker shares worries about government shutdown

    DENVER — A local federal worker on furlough says he is starting to get worried about how long the current shutdown is lasting. “I think I can hang on for another two to four weeks,” said David Worley. Worley has spent more than 40 years as a federal employee. There have been more than 15 shutdowns during his time. He says there is something different about the current one. “I think it’s wrong. It’s just absolutely wrong,” Worley said. “I’m scared, I’m […]

  • Local 4-year-old boy whose father tried to kill him recovering from another surgery

    AURORA, Colo. — An attempt by a father to kill his son in a car crash in 2016 still has effects on the boy today. Four-year-old Isaiah has recovered from multiple surgeries since the incident, and this latest procedure is no different. Isaiah will continue to have surgeries for years to come because of what his father did. This week, he had an operation on his leg. Isaiah’s father, Nathan Weitzel, intentionally drove a car into a another vehicle August […]

  • Kelsey Berreth’s fiance can see key court record

    CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. — A Teller County man charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee will be allowed to see a court record laying out the reasons for his arrest. Prosecutors had previously asked a judge to prevent 31-year-old Patrick Frazee from learning about the document but withdrew that request during a brief hearing Friday. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the document will remain sealed from the public. Frazee was formally charged Monday […]

  • Search for suspect believed to be armed suspended after chase, crash in Douglas County

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — The search for a suspect believed to be armed was suspended after a chase ended in a two-vehicle crash in Highlands Ranch on Thursday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash happened about 5 a.m. at South Santa Fe Drive and West Town Center Drive. The situation started when the sheriff’s office was alerted about a possible burglary at DCF Guns in Castle Rock. Deputies were put on the lookout at other gun stores. […]

  • Boulder moms rally to help pay off county’s school lunch debt

    BOULDER, CO – The holiday cheer in Boulder continues into the New Year after one woman decided she wanted to do something about the thousands of dollars the Boulder Valley School District has in school lunch debt. Kate Lacroix took to Facebook this holiday season with a post. In part she said, “The bad news is that you’re going to have to drink crappy office coffee today, the good news is you’re graduating to full hero status.” Lacroix made a […]

  • Advice from Dumb Friends League: Don’t give a pet as a gift

    DENVER — Shelters and adoption centers see an uptick in animal admissions this time of year. While it is the season to give, experts at the Denver Dumb Friends League say it’s not good to give a pet as a gift. “The most important thing about giving pets as gifts is to just not do it,” Joan Thielen at the Dumb Friends League said. Often times, children or even adults get pets as a surprise. Thielen says that is problematic, […]

  • Aurora hospital seeing spike in mental health patients during holidays

    AURORA, Colo. — There’s a real need for mental health programs and institutions. The Medical Center of Aurora turns away hundreds of patients every month because they don’t have the capacity to help everyone. “Our volume has increased more or less near ten fold over the last few months,” Jeff Johnson with The Medical Center of Aurora said. “We see a big increase in demand for services around the holiday time.” The facility has both inpatient and outpatient services. In the […]

  • Phillip Lindsay’s sisters share their common bond

    DENVER — An undrafted Colorado Buffalo turned top running back is the success story of Phillip Lindsay. Lindsay is currently among the league’s best in rushing this season. He leads the Broncos in that category. The Denver native says he got his toughness from his sisters. Before football, Lindsay could be found rooting on his sisters from the sidelines or in a gym. “We always looked up to them,” Lindsay said. “They mainly went to their sisters’ games, they mainly […]