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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
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    DENVER — The Uber driver accused of kidnapping and forcibly kissing a 15-year-old girl during a ride was in court Tuesday morning. Ahmed Muse faces multiple charges including 2nd degree kidnapping after he allegedly refused to drop the teenager home. Both Uber and Lyft have age requirement policies. Their websites state that no one under 18 is allowed to request rides or ride alone. The Problem Solvers found an alternative to juggling crazy schedules, and a ride share program just […]

  • Video shows wind blowing port-a-potties, damaging man’s car at Red Rocks

    MORRISON, Colo. — A gust of wind created a stinky situation at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater over the summer when the forced portable toilets to be lifted into the air and damaged a man’s car. “They’re clearly not safe when there’s wind possibilities,” Andy Mowery said The FOX31 Problem Solvers requested video from June when Andy Mowery’s car was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. “Put a big dent in this quarter panel,” Mowery said. Mowery says […]

  • Colorado voters reject both transportation funding measures

    DENVER — Both transportation measures on the ballot were shot down by voters Tuesday. Wednesday, it left many wondering how our state’s road issues will ever get addressed. Over the years we’ve talked to a lot of people about their frustrations with traffic on Colorado highways. Many of those people still have concerns today, but said propositions 109 and 110 weren’t the ways to go about solving the problems. “Well obviously not to raise taxes, or issue bonds,” When asked about a […]

  • Sigh of relief as parents find out students at Rangeview HS were safe after threat

    AURORA, Colo. — King Soopers was a safe haven for parents on Friday afternoon. Dozens of parents packed the parking lot at East Iliff Avenue and South Buckley Road as they waited for their children. Many of their students sent them a text and told them the parents were supposed to meet at the King Soopers parking lot. “My daughter said that they’ve been hearing threats all week,” one parent said. While the parents were all from different families and […]

  • CDOT, Parks and Wildlife work to make roads safer for animals, drivers

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — With daylight saving time about to end, the sun will go down right during rush hour. The new season has Colorado Parks and Wildlife alerting drivers to the dangers of animals on the roadways, especially since wildlife tends to be out at dusk and dawn. To try and help mitigate crashes, CDOT is putting in wildlife crossings as a part of the I-25 Gap Project. Wildlife Crossings are structures made to naturally funnel animals either under […]

  • Principal, nonprofit join forces after string of shootings near school

    DENVER — Multiple shootings in one Denver neighborhood has prompted a call to action from both the school and community leaders. A lot of violence is taking place just steps from Oakland Elementary School in the Montbello area. “Recently we’ve had and have seen an increase in the number of violent incidents,” Oakland Elementary School principal Lisa Mahannah said.  “We specifically had an incident two weeks ago where there was a shooting that occurred and it occurred right next to […]

  • Fort Collins church puts up new signs after vandalism

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A church in Fort Collins is taking action to try and bring the community together and their efforts were vandalized. Foothills Unitarian Church put up a series of signs along a busy road near it’s building. “We wanted to make a statement to the community about the values we hold,” one of the church members said. “We decided to put up these signs, representing that our stance of really standing with marginalized communities in fort collins,” […]

  • Golden High School shows success with anti-suicide program

    GOLDEN, Colo. — In recent weeks, two Arapahoe High School students took their own lives. The school responded with a day off for the community to grieve.  There’s another school in metro Denver that went through similar circumstances several years ago. Now, Golden High School says it has moved in the right direction thanks to a national program its administration implemented when the school was affected by suicide.  Students said they lost three kids to suicide about four years ago. “The climate at Golden High School […]

  • Denver Department of Public Safety explains new body camera footage policy

    DENVER — In an effort to hold public leaders accountable, journalists request surveillance video and body camera footage on a regular basis. Denver’s Department of Public Safety says it has some new guidelines about how they decide to release that video. Often times, journalists are told releasing the video will ruin an investigation. “I believe that there are situations where the release of the video is really in the public interest,” Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said. At a press conference, […]

  • Aspire Fitness locations continue to close; warrant shows failure to pay taxes

    AURORA, Colo. — There are more closures for Aspire Fitness facilities in the Denver metro area. Members and even employees went to the gym in Westminster one day, and the next it was shut down. Now, more locations are closed. The chain was seized for failure to pay taxes. A warrant shows the company hasn’t paid its fair share since 2016. “Nobody told me anything. I just walked up and this is what I saw,” gym member Kimberly Christian said. “I came […]

  • City leaders talk about tragedies to combat youth violence

    DENVER — It’s been a violent year for Denver’s young people. Numbers show juveniles arrested for firearms in the city are up compared to the past three years. A shooting outside a middle school in August is what prompted city leaders to rethink their strategy to combat youth violence. It’s a strategy that involves the police chief, school system and other community partners. “We’ve had some tragedies in our city,” Denver Director of Public Safety Troy Riggs said. “We have far too […]

  • Suspect in fatal Westminster road rage multiple shooting makes court appearance

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The preliminary hearing for Jeremy Webster, the suspect in the Westminster road rage shooting, ended with a recess on Friday. After a day full of testimony, the judge decided to continue the case until next week. The day included more than three hours of video of Webster explaining his side of the story in an interview with detectives. The public was asked to leave while the video played. There was testimony from detectives as well as […]