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!
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:58:52 GMT
Fallen officer's daughter graduates from kindergarten
Hundreds of Phoenix police officers showed their support for a fallen colleague by attending his daughter's kindergarten graduation in Anthem on Wednesday. Officer Daryl Raetz was killed in the lineMore >
Tatum Raetz, 5, graduated from kindergarten in Anthem Wednesday and hundreds of uniformed Phoenix police officers were there to show their support for the family.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:06:54 GMT
A Williams man is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of an Ashfork teenager, northern Arizona authorities said. John A. Willis, 53, was taken into custody Tuesday, said Coconino County sheriff'sMore >
John A. Willis, 53, was taken into custody Tuesday, said Coconino County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Tim Cornelius.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:18 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:18:16 GMT
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family"My heart goes out to them, because I understand," says Dan Marco, who's son Zachary was murdered in 2010.ZacharyMore >
Only people who have lost a close loved one can understand the pain of Travis Alexander's family.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:00:17 GMT
A former flight instructor who taught foreign flight students at one of the Valley's pilot schools told CBS 5 Investigates the students often could barely speak English. "I'd say at least 50 percent ofMore >
A former flight instructor who taught foreign flight students at one of the Valley's pilot schools told CBS 5 Investigates the students often could barely speak English.More >