Colleen Williams serves as co-anchor of NBC4 Southern California’s weekday newscasts, NBC4 News at 5 p.m and 11 p.m., alongside Chuck Henry. She joined the station in 1986. Her most recent news stories can be viewed here.
An award winning journalist of more than 30 years, Williams is one of the most-recognized anchors in Southern California. She is the recipient of numerous industry honors, including multiple Emmy and Golden Mike Awards in the category of ‘Best Newscast 30 Minutes or Under.’ She also was recognized with a Golden Mike for team coverage of the Chatsworth train crash, and an L.A. Emmy Award for ‘Best Light News Story’ for 'toll Booth Bandits.' Additional awards include an L.A. Emmy and Golden Mike for her work on NBC4’s special ‘LA Riots: Rubble to Rebirth;’ and a Golden Mike and Associated Press Award for her coverage of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games Centennial Park bombing for ‘Best Live Coverage of a News Story.’
Prior to joining NBC4, Williams co-anchored the 5 p.m. news at KCBS-TV, and before that she served as co-anchor of the noon and weekend newscasts at KPIX-TV in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, she co-anchored the 5 p.m. newscast at WOWT-TV in Omaha.
Attending Creighton University and the University of Nebraska, Williams started her career in broadcasting at the Omaha Public School System, radio station KIOS-FM.
Williams is passionate about supporting social causes impacting Southern Californians. She particiticipates annually at fundraising events for the Rape Crisis Center in Riverside and Casa de Las Amigas, a rehabilitation center for women, in Pasadena, among many other organizations.
Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Williams moved across the United States and Canada as an Air Force “brat.” She met her husband, an Air Force major, while on assignment during the Persian Gulf War. They have a grown son and reside in Pasadena.