Heather Rowe is Tucson's evening anchor on KOLD News 13. Heather is an Emmy award winning reporter and recognized with her in-depth investigations on animal abuse with 4 Edward R. Murrow Awards. She began her broadcasting career following graduation from ASU in the Hugh Downs School of Communication and anchored in Colorado and Washington before returning to her beloved Arizona. She started solo anchoring Tucson's first 9pm newscast on the WB network before joining the KOLD team.
During her time at KOLD she received an Emmy for investigative reporting, has been nominated for several other Emmy's, and received four Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Heather's love of animals moved her to create the ongoing series, "Animal Defenders," aimed at spotlighting local animal abuse, over-population and providing information on animal care. Recently her coverage on the animal bust in Avra Valley, one of the largest in U.S. history, won her an Edward R. Murrow award. The bust led to the rescue of more than 750 abused Chihuahuas and other dogs. Heather hosted a 10-hour telethon that raised over $50,000 for their treatment and care.
Heather has also earned widespread recognition for her volunteerism which began in Washington with a children's volunteer program she created and personally managed. The program "KEPR Community Kids" won her a regional broadcasting award.
Heather is actively involved with and a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Arizona Humane Society, and with the Animal Cruelty Task force of Southern Arizona which honored her last year for her service. She is also a spokesperson for the Southern Arizona Arthritis Foundation, and has emceed and volunteered for many philanthropic organizations, including the United Way, Make Way for Books, Red Cross, and the Neonatal Intensive Care unit of UMC.
Heather is an avid horseback rider, and enjoys interior decorating and entertaining at home.