Revisited: 15 Denver TV News Stars Who Could Fall Victim to Cost Cuts

A little more than three years ago, Westword used the departures of then-Denver television newscasters Drew Soicher, Kyle Dyer, Kirk Montgomery, Gregg Moss, Susie Wargin, Molly Hughes and Ed Greene to put together a career Deadpool list of personalities whose expensive contracts could make them expendable. As it turned out, Westword went 1-14:

  • Kim Christiansen – Still at 9News
  • Kyle Clark – Still at 9News
  • Kathy Sabine – Still at 9News
  • Rod Mackey – Still at 9News
  • Gary Shapiro – Still at 9News
  • Anne Trujillo – Still at 7News
  • Mitch Jelniker – Left 7News
  • Mike Nelson – Still at 7News
  • Lionel Bienvenue – Still at 7News
  • Alan Gionet – Still at CBS4
  • Jim Benemann – Still at CBS4
  • Karen Leigh – Still at CBS4
  • Kathy Walsh – Still at CBS4
  • Dave Fraser – Still at Fox31
  • Jeremy Hubbard – Still at Fox31

‘American newsrooms are having their own racial reckoning’

Paul Farhi and Sarah Ellison at The Washington Post:

“Like the nation itself, news organizations across the country are facing a racial reckoning, spurred by protests from their own journalists over portrayals of minority communities and the historically unequal treatment of nonwhite colleagues.” …

“The newsroom uprisings are partially about the lack of minority employees in key jobs and leadership positions — but also about how stories about race are reported and framed, and who gets to do the reporting and framing. Some argue that mainstream news organizations are long overdue for a cultural change.”