Courtney Carlmark is a multimedia journalist for ABC15 News. It's a good thing she likes to watch the sunrise, because this is her third time working on a morning show!
She loves to help folks get their days started with the latest Valley news and events. Courtney is already a familiar face on ABC15 -- she helped out in the ABC15 Sports department for several months before joining ABC15 Mornings team earlier this year.
She graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Communications.
Courtney comes to ABC15 from KOLD in Tucson, where she also worked as a morning reporter. During her first week on the job, she covered the Tucson mass shooting that killed six people and injured 12 others. Courtney says it was one of the hardest and most emotional stories she's ever had to cover.
Before moving to Arizona, Courtney worked in Billings, Montana at KTVQ. She started as a weekend weather anchor and reporter, before being promoted to morning and noon anchor and producer. That was the beginning of the 2 a.m. wake-up calls!
She's won several awards for her work from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. She also won a Telly Award and EB Craney.
Courtney is a Montana-native, but loves calling Arizona home. She enjoys the constant sunshine, mild winters and beautiful sunrises and sunsets! She likes to get out of the Valley on weekends to cool down in the mountains and even play in the snow!
When Courtney’s not bringing you the news, she's most likely outside with her husband and dogs. Sometimes her cat even tags along on their walks! She likes to ride horses, ski, hike, backpack, camp and is now trying her hands at rock climbing. Courtney is also a private pilot after getting her license in 2006. Although she doesn't fly in Arizona, she gets back in the air when she's visiting family in Montana.
She would love to catch up with you on Facebook or Twitter ! And if you have a story idea, send her an e-mail at Courtney.Carlmark@abc15.com
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