Contact Colleen:colleen.ferreira@9news.com or 303-871-1857

I'm so excited to call Denver and 9NEWS my new home!

I come to 9NEWS from WSBT, the CBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana, home to the University of Notre Dame. In South Bend, I enjoyed covering the Notre Dame Football team and the never-ending snowstorms.

My news career started at KVVU, the FOX affiliate in Las Vegas. My first job was on the assignment desk and I worked my way to a reporter position.

I've been a reporter ever since I was a little girl. My father and I watched 20/20 with Barbara Walters every week and I would use a hair brush as a microphone to give my own report alongside the TV.

I went to college at Saint Mary's College, sister school of the University of Notre Dame. Halfway through school, I was chosen to host "Irish Weekly", a nationally syndicated sports show. Hosting a game day show from the field was a dream come true!

Prior to reporting, I spent one summer working for the CBS Early Show in New York City and another as a White House intern in Washington. Working for the President was an honor. I also dabbled in pageants for a few years and was Miss Teen Chicago in 2004. The pressure under the bright lights prepared me for the fast paced news world.

I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago where I was a competitive figure skater for 15 years. I love Chicago's rich architecture and consider Chicago deep dish pizza a food group!

I love to cook. Good food is my passion. I spend hours in my kitchen testing recipes and making up my own. Please send me your favorite recipes. My fiancé and I usually go to a farmers market or for a hike on the weekends. If you see us, please say hello!

Thank you for the warm welcome to Colorado. Please reach out and say hello! Colleen.Ferreira@9news.com, tweet me @ColleenFerreira or facebook me at https://www.facebook.com/ColleenFerreira9NEWS?ref=hl

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