Zola Crowder joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in June 2020 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a Broadcast Journalism degree.
Before reporting at ABC 17, Zola was a reporter at KOMU where she learned to cover politics, crime, education, economics and more.
Zola moved to Missouri when she was 17 and fell in love with the mid-west. She was soccer player from sunny California and an anchor for her local high school TV show. This is where Zola's love for being on camera and informing the community started to grow.
In her free time Zola loves to listen to and play music. She is a former violinist and still plays the drums with her family.
You can usually catch her reports weekday evenings at 5, 6 or 6:30 p.m. on KMIZ.