Colton Shone - Tucson News Now

Colton Shone


Award-winning journalist Colton Shone joined the Tucson News Now team as a weekend anchor and multimedia journalist in October 2013.

He came to the Old Pueblo from the Valley of the Sun.

Colton spent three years at CBS 5 in Phoenix covering news important to Arizonans such as immigration, the January 8th, 2011 mass shooting that wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, and most recently, the Yarnell Hill Wildfire tragedy.

He was a radio reporter and anchor for the Valley's best News/Talk station before making the jump to television.

During his time at 92.3 KTAR-FM, Colton won an Edward R. Murrow Award and three Associated Press awards for his feature pieces. Many of his reports were heard across the country on ABC National Radio News. 

Colton graduated with his Master's degree in Mass Communication from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  His B.A. is in journalism and he also holds a minor in French.

A member of the Navajo Nation, Colton believes in giving back to his community by getting positive Native American stories out there. He also speaks at many workshops and schools to get Native American students interested in journalism. Colton is involved with the Native American Journalists Association.

When he's not working, you can find him running and hiking scenic trails. Colton's run two marathons and plans to do several more. An Iron Man is at the top of his bucket list too. He and his wife are excited to call Tucson their new home! 

Feel free to reach out to him: or on Twitter @ColtonShone.

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