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CPR News Seeks Underwriter for Larger Trophy Case
May 2, 2014, 8:40 am
Filed under: Awards, Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio took home two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, bringing this year’s award count to 12. Other 2014 honors include four National Headliner Awards, four Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) Awards and two National Education Writers Association Awards:

  • “Colorado Matters” reporter and producer Lesley McClurg’s story “Flood leaves many Colo. immigrants homeless and paperless” won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best hard new reporting. It examined the devastating effects of last year’s flooding on Colorado’s immigrant population. 
  • “Colorado Matter” host Ryan Warner and CPR contributor David Hill’s story “Remembering John Denver, the singer who embodied Colorado” took home the regional Edward R. Murrow award for top news documentary. The story featured a retrospective examination of folk-singer John Denver who would have turned 70 last year. 
  • Education Reporter Jenny Brundin also received six awards this spring, including two National Education Writers Association Awards, two National Headliner Awards and two CBA Awards. Judged on seven different education stories, The National Education Writers Association awarded Brundin best broadcast beat reporting. Her report “DPS kids get away with death threats, fights and more, teachers say” examining discipline in Denver’s Public Schools placed third in the single-topic/feature category. Other award-winning stories by Brundin include “Students sway to saxophone during ‘silent’ lunch” and “How a student lost and found hope: Dajina Bell,” both receiving a CBA and a National Headliner Award. 
  • The CPR news team also picked up two awards for coverage of “Colorado’s 2013 flooding,” including second place in the breaking news/continuing coverage of a single event category from the National Headliner Awards, and a certificate of merit in best news coverage of a single event from the CBA. 
  • Coverage of the “March on Washington’s 50th Anniversary” produced by Warner, Brundin, “Colorado Matters” Senior Editor Elaine Grant and former Public Insight Network Reporter Lee Hill received first place in the best news special or public affairs program from the CBA. Three other editions of “Colorado Matters” also won first place in public affairs from the National Headliner Awards.

CPR Names Open Air’s Corey Jones as Arts Reporter
January 5, 2014, 5:22 pm
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio, Jobs

Corey Jones, previously a host and producer for Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir, is transitioning to the role of reporter for CPR’s new arts bureau and online arts hub. Jones will cover a wide range of topics including museum exhibits, the theater, concerts and new-music collaborations. He joins Arts Editor Chloe Veltman and fellow arts reporter Ange-Aimee Woods, officially completing the bureau that is funded by a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

CPR Adds Digital Editor, Arts Reporter
November 15, 2013, 9:27 am
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio has added Digital Editor Jay Keller and Arts Reporter Ange-Aimée Woods. 

Keller, who managed the digital assets of some of the country’s top newsrooms including U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post, will lead the newsroom’s digital expansion, helping CPR launch a more robust online presence and build a four-person digital news team. And Woods will cover all aspects of the Colorado arts and cultural community.She has worked in public radio for almost a decade as both an arts and social media reporter.

CPR to Expand Coverage of the Arts
February 1, 2013, 8:02 am
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) is adding an arts news bureau and online arts hub, thanks to a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. The arts bureau will allow CPR to become a comprehensive multi-media news bureau and significantly increase arts coverage of the Denver/Boulder metro area and across the state.

CPR Names Lauren Cameron PR Manager
November 15, 2012, 9:02 am
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio, Jobs, Linhart

Colorado Public Radio has named Lauren Cameron public relations manager . Cameron previously was with Linhart PR, where she was an account executive for the past few years.

Ryan Warner Has This Effect On Me, Too
November 1, 2012, 7:44 am
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

After hearing one too many Colorado Public Radio reports on the 2012 Presidential election, Fort Collins’ Abigael Evans has become the national poster child for the emotional toll it is taking.

CORRECTION: Abigael’s video was in response to a story she heard on NPR, which was broadcast on KUNC, not CPR. And I actually like Ryan Warner.


CPR Names Tania Ziegler to Board of Directors
August 14, 2012, 11:50 am
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio has added Tania Ziegler as a member of its board of directors. Ziegler is a corporate communications professional who works in the Colorado region office for Kaiser Permanente, providing media training for 4,500 clinical staff and physicians. She is a former reporter for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and also worked as a health reporter in North Carolina.

CPR’s Warner, Barr Win 2011 CAPBAC Awards
May 23, 2012, 8:03 am
Filed under: Awards, Colorado Public Radio

Congratulations to Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner and Zachary Barr for winning awards at the 2011 Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association Contest. Warner won first place for feature reporting for “Here’s What Happened – ‘Frostbitten’” and Barr won second place in the general reporting category for his story “A Really Good Nightmare.”

Whatever Happened to …
March 30, 2012, 2:09 pm
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Since it is Friday afternoon, and I am distracted by how I am going to spend my $500 million lottery jackpot, I thought I’d throw an easy, feel-good story out there: Former Colorado Public Radio media relations manager Lana Taussig is profiled in a Nashville Business Journal Q&A piece. I don’t subscribe, so I can only see the first two answers, but I assume that she goes on to say that Nashville pales in comparison to Denver and that of everything she left behind she misses the Denver PR Blog most.

CPR Names Flatt VP of Marketing
July 28, 2011, 3:51 pm
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio has named Jennifer Flatt its new vice president of marketing. Flatt most recently served as director of marketing at CPR and
replaces longtime Denver public relations firm owner Bob Schenkein, who has retired.

CPR Adds Education Reporter
July 7, 2011, 12:41 pm
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio, Journalism Moves

Colorado Public Radio has added veteran journalist Jenny Brundin to fill its new education reporter position. Prior to joining CPR, Brundin spent more than 16 years at Utah’s public radio station, KUER.

CPR Ramps Up Efforts to Crowdsource News
June 30, 2011, 7:42 am
Filed under: Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is “expanding and intensifying” its effort to crowdsource some of its news, and it has hired pioneering multimedia journalist Lee Hill to lead that initiative known as the Public Insight Network. PIN “is an online tool used to gather perspective from the Colorado community,” and CPR is asking listeners to visit the CPR website to sign up to share their expertise about issues shaping Colorado’s future.

CPR News Team Recognized by Colorado AP Broadcasters Assoc.
May 25, 2011, 8:03 am
Filed under: Awards, Colorado Public Radio

Congratulations to the Colorado Public Radio news team, which won two first place and two second place awards at the Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) annual awards event. “Colorado Matters” Host Ryan Warner and reporter Megan Verlee won first-place awards, and health reporter Eric Whitney and reporter Zachary Barr picked up second-place awards.

“We’re honored by CAPBA’s recognition of our new team’s achievements,” said CPR Vice President of Programming Sean Nethery. “Winning these awards helps reaffirm that we are fulfilling our mission to inform and educate listeners through in-depth local news coverage.”


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