Award-winning journalist Colton Shone joined the CBS 5 news team in October 2010 as a multimedia journalist. He shoots, edits and writes many of his stories that air on television.
A Valley native, Colton was lucky he didn't have to travel far for his first on-air job. He started out as a radio reporter and anchor at News/Talk 92.3 KTAR in Phoenix and was there for nearly four years.
During his time at KTAR, Colton was awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association with an Edward R. Murrow Award for his creative use of sound. He also won three Associated Press awards for his longform feature pieces. Many of his reports were heard across the county on ABC National Radio News.
Colton graduated with his Master's degree in Mass Communication from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His B.A. is in journalism and he also holds minor in French.
A member of the Navajo Nation, Colton believes in giving back to his community by getting positive Native American stories out there. He also speaks at many workshops and schools trying to get Native American students interested in journalism. Colton is a member of the Native American Journalists Association.
When he's not working, Colton loves running and going to the gym. So far, he ran one marathon and plans to do several more. He wants to do a triathlon someday, too. He loves spending time with his family. Colton and his wife, Aubree, live in Phoenix, but they love to explore other parts of the state, country and world! San Diego and Paris are their favorite places to visit!
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:58:02 GMT
Shooting in Home Depot parking lot
One man is dead after an online deal went bad in the parking lot of an Arizona Home Depot, police said. The man approached a vehicle around 3 p.m. occupied by two men who were selling items they had postedMore >
The victim approached a vehicle around 3 p.m. occupied by two men who were selling items they had posted online, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 17:44:37 GMT
Arizona State University says it is no longer recognizing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a fraternity chapter on its campus. The move comes in the wake of a series of well-publicized incidents where one member,More >
Arizona State University says it is no longer recognizing the Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a fraternity chapter on its campus.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:55:16 GMT
Tempe police need help identifying the woman in the sketch. (Source: Tempe Police)
Authorities in Tempe say the battered, nude body of a woman was discovered in a Tempe neighborhood street early Saturday morning.Tempe Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pooley said the body was discovered nearMore >
Tempe police said the battered, nude body of a woman was discovered on a neighborhood street early Saturday morning.More >
Monday, June 17 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:21:07 GMT
An Arizona prison inmate is dead from an apparent homicide, state Department of Corrections officials said. John Jones, 63, died Monday at the Lewis complex in Buckeye. DOC officials stopped short ofMore >
John Jones, 63, died Monday at the Lewis complex in Buckeye.More >