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.
The Denver Business Journal has hired Heather Draper to cover the banking/finance/professional services beat. Draper, a former Rocky Mountain News and Dow Jones reporter, most recently was marketing/communications manager at the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. She replaces Renee McGaw, who left the DBJ to become the Director of Communications at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.
Fox31 meteorologist Crystal Egger has left to join The Weather Channel. Expect a wave of cranky old people threatening to never watch Fox again.
(Hat tip: Denver Media Watch)
Fox31 weekend anchor Leland Vittert is the latest Denver television news personality to make the move to a national spot. Vittert has been named Fox News’ Middle East correspondent and will be based in Jerusalem.
As the Denver Post’s Bill Husted points out, Vittert follows Bill O’Reilly, Phil Keating, Jeremy Hubbard, Tom Costello, Thanh Truong, Kevin Corke and Harry Smith as local personalities who have made the move to the national stage.
CBS4 general assignment reporter Raj Chohan is leaving the station to become a lawyer, according to Colorado Pols. Chohan will earn his J.D. degree from the University of Denver in May, and will join an as-yet unnamed national law firm’s Denver office. He also will continue to host Colorado Inside Out, KBDI/Channel 12′s weekly public affairs show.
Boulder’s Pivot Communication has added Brad Turner as an account executive. Turner is a former newspaper editor, reporter and blogger who has written for the Denver Post, Longmont Times-Call, Boulder Daily Camera and MTV Online.
Filed under: Denver Post, Journalism Moves, Penny Parker, Rocky Mountain News
Former Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple will relocate to Hawaii after accepting the position as editor of Peer News, “a Honolulu-based local news service that will produce original, in-depth reporting and analysis of local issues in Hawaii.” Expect a “John Temple gets lei’d” joke in Penny Parker’s Denver Post column tomorrow.