DENVER — Jaleesa Irizarry is a Reporter at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.
Deciding to trade in her flip-flops for snow boots, Jaleesa joined the 9NEWS team in December 2020.
Jaleesa spent the past couple of years reporting for 9NEWS’ sister station, KENS 5, in San Antonio, Texas. There, she reported on a range of stories from migrant issues to a global pandemic and traveled across the state to assist other stations with reporting the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda and Hurricane Laura.
Jaleesa is no stranger to chilly weather. She spent many years reporting at stations throughout the Midwest, including South Dakota, Wisconsin and Michigan. During her time in the Mitten State, she garnered two Emmy nominations for her storytelling skills, including a piece on two brothers diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer 11 months apart.
Originally from the Northeast, Jaleesa is a graduate from Suffolk University in Boston. She got her first TV gig behind the camera at WBZ Boston as a news apprentice and sharpened her production skills as a video photographer and instant replay operator for the Boston Bruins and Celtics.
In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, hanging out with her pup Benjamin and searching for the best New England IPAs in town. Jaleesa also loves to catch up with her favorite sports teams and considers herself a die-hard New York Yankee fan.
Jaleesa is excited to call Denver her new home and is looking forward to seeing all that the Mile High City has to offer! If you have a story idea or tip, email or follow her on Facebook and Twitter using the links below.
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