Kelly Werthmann is an Emmy-winning reporter and now the evening anchor for CBSN Denver. She absolutely loves living and working in Colorado!
Kelly joined the CBS4 This Morning team in May of 2012. Her time on the morning show turned out to be a turbulent time in Colorado’s history, with destructive wildfires and floods as well as the tragic mass shooting in an Aurora movie theater. That summer, Kelly was back home in Colorado Springs bringing live coverage of the Waldo Canyon Fire as it burned not only in her hometown, but the neighborhood where she grew up. Her coverage of the Black Forest Fire the next year also gained national attention, as Kelly reported live for the CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning.
In December 2013, Kelly traded early mornings for late nights to join the CBS4 News at 10 team. As part of the late-night crew, Kelly often served as a fill-in anchor for the CBS4 Sports team. She helped cover Super Bowl XLVIII in New York and CBS4’s special coverage of Super Bowl 50 in California. That launched Kelly into the CBS4 This Morning weekend anchor chair for a little more than a year before returning to CBS4 News at 10.
Then in early 2020, CBS4 launched its new 24-hour streaming news service CBSN Denver and Kelly proudly accepted the role as its evening anchor. It quickly became a critical platform as the coronavirus pandemic hit Colorado. People across the state, and other parts of the country, turned to CBSN Denver for the latest information on COVID-19.
Kelly’s broadcast journalism career begat KTVQ, the CBS affiliate in Billings, Montana, while attending Montana State University. She spent about five years at Q2 serving in a variety of roles including studio camera operator, associate producer, reporter and fill-in anchor. After working in the Big Sky State, Kelly was called home to Colorado Springs by KXRM, the FOX/CW affiliate for Southern Colorado. She was hired as a general assignment reporter, but often filled in as anchor for the station’s four-hour morning show. Kelly enjoyed covering stories in her hometown, including those that allowed her to explore one of her favorite spots — Garden of the Gods!
Though born in Montana, the Air Academy High School grad and so-called “Army Brat” was raised in Colorado Springs and considers Colorado home. When she’s not Covering Colorado First, Kelly enjoys volunteering at Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont and exploring the outdoors with her husband, Chris, and their two dogs, Penny & Sheldon.
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