About Colorado & Company

Colorado & Company or "CO & CO" is an Emmy Award winning local sales/magazine show that airs LIVE in Denver and across Colorado on Channel 9, KUSA-TV (NBC) from 10-11am on weekdays. Since 2004, as one of the most successful shows of its kind, we have introduced our viewing audience to exciting Colorado Companies, community organizations and a whole lot of fun.  KOSI 101.1 Radio Personality Denise Plante hosts. 

Well-known celebrities, authors and other VIP's have appeared on Colorado & Company such as: Jane Seymour, Kevin Nealon, Lou Ferrigno, Darrell Hammond, Norm MacDonald, Damon Wayans, Publisher Arianna Huffington, Olympic skater Michelle Kwan, singer/activist Olivia Newton-John, Rob Schneider, Louie Anderson; spiritualist Deepak Chopra, sportscaster and former NFL player Joe Theismann...just to name a few. 

If you want your business or organization featured on Colorado & Company, email us at coco@9news.com or call 303.871.1790. 

How to get a copy of a Colorado and Company broadcast: 

Call Bayaud Industries 303-830-6885 x218. Provide the date and time of the show you want. E.g. "Colorado and Company" on March 12. Please be aware that Bayaud Industries charges a fee for this service. The copies are only available for a few months following a broadcast.  

 

MEET THE CREW!

 

DENISE PLANTE, HOST, RADIO PERSONALITY KOSI 101.1 

I started my broadcast career at the age of 15 when I cracked the mic and said, “There’s a blue light special happening now in the kids dept.”  Yes I knew I loved talking to the public while working at K-Mart.  When I was 19 years old, I landed my first radio job at HOT 101 in Lake Havasu City, AZ.  The station was still spinning records and I had to edit phone calls with a razor and blue tape.  My radio friends will remember those good ol’ days. 

From Hot AC to Country, I have worked in almost every genre of music.  I’m now  hosting the #1 radio show with women in Denver, middays on KOSI 101.1 

My love for TV came when I had the opportunity to work with MTV during one of their spring break specials in Lake Havasu, definitely a crazy time.  I continued radio and hosting TV commercials until I landed Colorado and Company almost 12 years ago.  Over the years I have learned about every beauty treatment, mortgage and automobile driving around Colorado…..plus many other businesses, celebrities and charities.  That’s probably one of the biggest perks hosting Colorado and Company, I meet the most amazing people.  I also learn about events and products that I may have never learned about otherwise.

I’m very involved in the community, when I’m not chasing after my two teenage boys and husband of 21 years.  You can see pictures of my family and events I host by connecting with my via social media @DenisePlante

I wake up every morning knowing I’m blessed to do what I love, radio and TV, and live where everyone in the country wants to live.   

 

RISA FRISKEY, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Channel 9 is my home!  Starting in the 9News Promotions Department in 1988, I learned how to create captivating messages and support one of the best news products in the country.  Within my first year I earned an Emmy and I knew I was in the right field!   In 1996, motherhood came my way and I opted to take a break from full time work to develop my advertising, branding and parenting skills.  In 2013, the call came to come back to Channel 9 and produce another leading show...Colorado & Company.   My goal was then and is now to create television that informs, entertains and helps businesses, organizations and the great people of Colorado succeed!   Thanks for watching!  

 

TAWNYA RUSH, PRODUCER/HOST

 I remember the first time that camera light turned on. It was love at first sight!  Now, I am an Emmy Winner for Producer/Host and Emmy Nominated as Reporter/Producer/Videographer for my work in Haiti and Africa that aired on Colorado & Company. I've been featured nationally on, “The Doctors,” "The Wendy Williams Show" and Hallmark Channel's "Home and Family."

My producing and on-camera career started while going to college in San Diego, CA, with Cox Communications. I was the host of  a local cable show and I had my own Public Access show, “Backstage Pass.”  This entertainment-driven show allowed me to interview top Hollywood celebrities and cover red carpet events for such things as the MTV Movie Awards and Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards.  Also, during this time, I was interning with the show “EXTRA” and was featured as a one-time special correspondent.

Soon after graduating from college, I couldn't wait to land a job in Los Angeles. My first national show was "Home and Family" taped right on the Universal Studios Lot. During my time in L.A., I also was a producer for Lifetime Television, MTV and USA Network.

While I enjoyed the excitement of the entertainment world, I then decided to pursue my news career in my home state of Wyoming.  My first anchor/reporting job was in Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

I’m now thrilled to be settled in Denver, Colorado with “Colorado & Company” on Channel 9/NBC.  You’ll see me Rushin’ Around, cooking up a Meals in a Rush or Guest Hosting. 

 

JENNIFER HOLLIMAN, PRODUCER

A proud graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia Journalism school, I worked in the broadcast television industry for the past 15 years and won several awards including the Edward R Murrow Award and DuPont Award for Excellence in Journalism.  My experience ranges from schlepping a camera and tripod around as a one-man-band bureau reporter to waking up in the middle of the night to produce early morning newscasts. I even had a short stint in the Public Relations industry where I learned that PR is not all celebrities and store openings, but more setting up Christmas trees in shopping malls and chasing down stolen mobile billboards. Television is where my true passion lives..add marketing to that, and it's a perfect mix!  One of my most incredible news memories was during my time on the WLOX-TV team...we stayed on the air during and after Hurricane Katrina despite suffering major damage to the television station's building. That experience earned me a special Emmy award for the documentary I co-produced "Katrina: South Mississippi's Story."  Currently, I'm also Colorado & Company's social media queen so you'll probably see me on my phone quite often sharing all of the fun of CO&CO!  When I'm not at work, I play "soccer mom" to daughter Kiley or walking my three very active dogs Lissa, Taffy and Charlie. Feel free to contact me  on Twitter @JenHolliman9News or on email at Jen.Holliman@9news.com.

 

MOSS CREMER, DIRECTOR/EDITOR/PHOTOGRAPHER

Moss is our director, editor, graphic designer and all-around “Go to Guy” for most of your Colorado & Company needs. He has been with the show since November of 2006.

Before that he produced the long-running, non-profit organization-friendly, show Colorado Profiles for KTVD Channel 20 (which is now the sister station of 9News).

In his younger days, Moss basked in the sun of the Caribbean as Manager of Production Services for St. Thomas/St. John Cable TV. But, alas, when Hurricane Marilyn hit the islands, that job dramatically ended.

Moss has had a hand in most all aspects of television/video production over the years; from shooting, writing and editing to set & lighting design, creating local news, documentaries and how-to videos.

“My goal with each episode of Colorado & Company is to make it as technically perfect as I can, so that our audience has an unobtrusive viewing experience to our clients products and services. Secondly, I strive to make the live television experience an exceptionally pleasant one for our in-studio guests and clients.”

 

BRIAN TETAMORE, DIRECTOR/EDITOR/PHOTOGRAPHER 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…a young man thought he’d make a career in television. Twenty plus years later, he has seen his fair share of documentaries, live television, comedy sketches, synchronized multimedia concerts, plays, telethons, horses, football, homeless shelters, outstanding kids, hospitals, how to kill fat, shiny new cars, seminars, rallies, and well, just about every facet of life through the lens of a moving picture camera. My current galaxy has me playing the role of director, editor, producer, host, and sometimes a professor.

 

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