Courtney Carlmark is the newest member to join the KOLD News 13 morning team. She will be waking up early to report on local and late breaking news so you're informed before you head out the door.
Courtney came from MCTV in Phoenix where she worked as a reporter covering feature stories for the Maricopa Community Colleges.
Courtney is a Montana native and started her news career in beautiful Billings as a weekend weather anchor and reporter for KTVQ. Courtney covered a variety of stories from fires, to avalanches, to politics, to homicides. During her four years at KTVQ, Courtney won two Society of Professional Journalists awards, an Associated Press TV award, and an EB Craney award.
Courtney also forecasted rain, snow, and sunshine for south central Montana and northern Wyoming. From the weather wall, she moved to the anchor desk. That's when she learned to love the fast-paced morning shift, although she never got used to the 2 a.m. alarm! She anchored and produced the morning and state-wide noon shows for nearly two years before moving to Phoenix and getting married.
Courtney graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula with a degree in Broadcast journalism and a minor in Communications. She was also a member of the UM Equestrian Team.
While she misses Montana's snow, she does not miss the cold! Courtney loves Arizona's sunny blue skies, mild winters, and can even take the summer heat! She's happy to call Arizona her new home and when she's not covering local stories, you'll find her exploring Tucson's hiking trails and getting her snow fix on Mount Lemmon.
If you have any story ideas for Courtney, she would love to hear them!