iHeartMedia Denver announced today that Marty Lenz has been named the new morning co-host for KOA NewsRadio 850 AM & 94.1 FM, effective January 8th.
Colorado’s Morning News with April Zesbaugh & Marty Lenz will air weekdays from 5am until 10am. Lenz will join co-host April Zesbaugh every morning for a fast-paced show featuring frequent local and national news updates, traffic and weather together every ten minutes and interviews with the day’s newsmakers.
“Following an exhaustive nationwide search, it was clear that Marty Lenz is uniquely-qualified to join KOA NewsRadio,” said Tim Hager, Region President of iHeartMedia Denver. “Marty’s news prowess, engaging personality and Denver roots are sure to fuel the growth for Colorado’s Morning News in 2018 and beyond.”
“The next chapter of Colorado’s Morning News is about to be written as Marty Lenz joins me bright and early to deliver the news our listeners need to start their day.” Said Zesbaugh. “Part of what makes our morning show unique is our collaboration and teamwork, and Marty is a quintessential broadcaster at the top of this game – and a returning Coloradoan to boot. I’m thrilled to have him start his mornings at the mic next to mine.”
Lenz is a Denver native who joins KOA NewsRadio from KCBS in San Francisco, where he spent the past seven years as a news anchor. During that time, he also served as a TV personality in the San Francisco Bay Area and provided news content and sports reporting for various outlets. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Lenz spent many years with iHeartMedia, including on-air positions for its Denver brands. He is a graduate of Columbine High School and Colorado State University, where he was a Wide Receiver for the Rams.
“It’s a true professional and personal thrill to return to my hometown of Denver and be afforded the opportunity to work for KOA NewsRadio, a station I grew up revering,” said Lenz. “I cannot be more humbled, excited and honored to work with the talented and committed pros at iHeartMedia Denver – especially side-by-side with April Zesbaugh and the entire team at KOA NewsRadio.