Colleen Williams anchors the award-winning 5PM and 11PM weekday editions of the "Channel 4 News."
Williams joined NBC4 in August l986 as a weekend co-anchor and was promoted to the 5PM weekday anchor position in February 1993. Prior to joining the "Channel 4 News," Williams was the co-anchor of the KCBS-TV weekday news broadcast "Live At Five," a position she assumed in June 1985. She joined KCBS-TV in January l983 as weekend co-anchor.
Williams was with KPIX-TV in San Francisco from l98l to 1983, where she anchored the noon and weekend news broadcasts. From l978 to 198l, she was with WOWT-TV in Omaha, Nebraska, starting as anchor of the noon news and moving up to anchor the "Live At Five" newscast in l979. In l977, Williams was a drive-time anchor and general assignment reporter for WOW Radio in Omaha.
Williams began her career in broadcasting at the Omaha Public School System, radio station KIOS-FM.
Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she moved across the United States and Canada as an Air Force “brat.” Williams attended Creighton University and the University of Nebraska.
Williams is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including multiple Emmy and Golden Mike Awards for Best Newscast 30 Minutes or Under. In 2009, she received a Golden Mike Award for her part in the team coverage of the Chatsworth train crash. She won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award in 2005 for Best Light News Story (Single Report) for “Toll Booth Bandits. In 2002, she received both an Emmy and a Golden Mike Award for her work on the KNBC news special “LA Riots: Rubble to Rebirth” and “4th of July Shooting at LAX,” which won in the category of Best Live Coverage of an Unscheduled Event. She co-anchored the live coverage of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games Centennial Park bombing. The NBC4 footage of the event was seen around the world and won a Golden Mike and an Associated Press Award for Best Live Coverage of a News Story. In 1995, she received two local Emmy Awards, one for Best Daily Newscast (60 minutes) and the other for her outstanding contributions to the “OJ Simpson: The Trial” news series.
In 1990 Williams met her husband, an Air Force major, while on assignment during the Persian Gulf War. They now reside with their son in Pasadena.