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Tom Helmer

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Tom Helmer is the newest CBS4 Sports Anchor, but a familiar face and a welcome sight to many viewers.

He comes to CBS4 from Root Sports where he co-hosted television broadcasts of Colorado Rockies games and covered the University of Denver, University of Colorado and Colorado High School Activities Association. Tom is recognized as one of the best local sports anchors with an Associated Press award and two regional Emmys for host of the Rockies Postgame Report and host of a franchise segment called “Tom on the Town.”

“I’m excited to be part of the CBS4 team and thrilled that there is an opportunity here in Denver,” He said. “Colorado is our home now and I couldn’t be happier to continue to broadcast in such a great state.”

Tom is a Michigan native who has called Denver home since 2006. He got his start in broadcasting at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles as an intern and within a year was producing sports. After two years in L.A., he took a sportscasting job in Casper, Wyoming. Over the next 11 years he moved on to jobs in Michigan and California before becoming the host of the FSN Baseball Report for Fox Sports in Denver. Over a six year stretch he hosted two nationally televised BCS Football shows in addition to covering the Colorado Rockies and doing play-by-play for the University of Colorado, University of Denver, MLB and NCAA Football.

Tom joined CBS4 in 2013 and is married with four children.

Just The Facts

Dream job: NFL Quarterback
Why I am a journalist: I enjoy it
Favorite sports team: Whatever one my kids are on
What one word best describes CBS4: Dynamic
Least favorite household chore: All of them
Position: Sports Anchor
Most memorable interview: Pete Rose
Dream interview: Walt Disney
Role model: Mom & Dad
Job you would never attempt: Airplane Repo
Alma Mater: California Lutheran University
Star Sign: Gemini
Year Hired: 2013
First TV Appearance: Casper, WY 1995
First Story: The Oil Bowl in Casper, WY
Favorite story: Access to the vault at Baseball Hall of Fame
Hidden talent: Don’t know, can’t find it
Hometown: Saline, MI
Hobbies: Xbox, Movies and skiing
Favorite food: Pizza
Number of children: 4
Number of siblings: 2
Number of pets: 0
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Favorite word: yes
Least favorite word: no
Least favorite noise: alarm clock
Favorite noise: My kids laughing
What keeps you in Colorado? It’s a great place to live
What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken? Moving west alone after H.S.
Who would play you in a movie? Brian Griese

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