Mikayla Ortega joined Denver7 in December 2016. In this time, she has worked some of the state's biggest stories including the Thornton Walmart shooting, Douglas County Deputy Ambush and also, the discovery of Chris Watts killing and confessing to the murders of his wife and two daughters in Frederick, Colorado. She has a knack for securing exclusive content and prides herself in building strong relationships within the Colorado community.
Mikayla attended the University of New Mexico in her home state, where she worked for the NBC affiliate for nearly two years, prior to joining Denver7. She has won three Emmy awards for breaking news, Deputies Ambushed; best evening newscast, Chris Watts murders and best investigative series — Unlicensed, Unpunished.