Colorado’s Own Channel 2 Launching Colorado’s Only 11pm Newscast

Colorado’s Own Channel 2 Launching Colorado’s Only 11pm Newscast

August 15, 2016 – Colorado’s Own Channel 2, KWGN-TV, will launch Colorado’s only 11pm newscast on September 12. Colorado’s Own Channel 2 News at 11pm will feature anchors Mike Barz, Erika Gonzalez, and Meteorologist Matt Makens.  Barz will continue to anchor the 10pm News on sister station, FOX31 Denver, KDVR-TV.

“I was raised in Colorado, but I’ve lived on the east and the west coasts.  I know people on both are used to getting their news at 11pm,” said Holly Gauntt, Vice President of News and Digital Content for KWGN.  “With all of the people moving to Colorado, we want to give our viewers news when they’re used to getting it.”

KWGN has made it a priority to create newscasts in convenient time periods to serve the changing Colorado lifestyle.  The station launched Channel 2 News at 4pm in July and has been broadcasting Channel 2 News at 7pm since 2009, both anchored by Mike Landess and Deborah Takahara.

“Colorado’s first television station is the place to turn for news about our wonderful state at times that are convenient to you,” said Joan Barrett, Vice President and General Manager of KWGN.  “Our new newscast for late night viewers is a perfect complement to our 4pm and 7pm newscasts.”

With the added newscast, Colorado’s Own Channel 2 and sister station, FOX31 Denver, will broadcast 77 hours of local news per week, more than any other news organization in the state.


Colorado’s Own Channel 2, KWGN-TV, the CW affiliate serving the Denver DMA, is owned by Tribune Media Company. For more information, visit

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