Anastasiya Bolton covers Crime and Justice for 9NEWS. She joined the KUSA team in March 2006.
In June 2013, Anastasiya and 9NEWS photojournalist Andy Buck received a National Edward R. Murrow award for their series on Lydia Tillman, the Fort Collins woman who survived a killer. An Edward R. Murrow award is one of the highest journalism honors in the country.
In October 2007, Anastasiya received a Regional Emmy Award in the Spot News category for her coverage of the Safeway warehouse shooting.
A native of Moscow, Russia, she moved to the United States to attend college. After graduation from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Anastasiya started working overnights at Texas Cable News in Dallas writing and editing. She also worked in Amarillo and Tyler, Texas, as well as Birmingham, Ala.
Anastasiya has many memorable stories. She covered the Aurora theater shooting in July 2012 and followed the survivors and victims over the course of the year. In June 2013, she went to her first home - Russia - to do pre-Sochi Olympic coverage for the entire Gannett group. Gannett owns 9NEWS, as well as USA Today and more than a dozen other stations nationwide. Anastasiya and Mountain Bureau Chief Matt Renoux spent several days doing stories in Moscow, and then drove more than 1,000 miles across Russia to Sochi.
Anastasiya has covered Russia before. While in Tyler, Texas, she traveled to Siberia to stories on the plight of Russian orphans in Siberia. In Birmingham, she covered the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Anastasiya comes from a family of a former diplomat, so she grew up partially in Iran, Africa and Russia.
In her free time, Anastasiya enjoys traveling, skiing, reading and occasionally cooking. VERY occasionally.
Anastasiya is always looking for new stories. So please share your ideas!