Once upon a time, TV anchors would reject any attempt to portray them as sexy, seeing such a designation as undermining the seriousness of their profession. But it's the 21st century, bitches, and 7News is actively campaigning on behalf of its staffers to triumph in a People search to find the sexie ... More >>
We've been reporting about the sudden exodus of longtime Denver TV news personalities -- and while last week brought news of 7News anchor Mike Landess's impending retirement, most of the action has been at 9News, where veteran entertainment reporter Kirk Montgomery and sportscaster Susie Wargin both ... More >>
Last year we shared a collection of the goofiest Facebook photos by Denver TV personalities. But there's been plenty of social-media silliness since then, with assorted anchors, reporters and weather forecasters from 9News, 7News, CBS4 and Fox31/CW2 proving that serious journalism can't get in the w ... More >>
9News is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary by, among other things, spotlighting some veterans of the station. Bet you recognize several of the folks in this shot -- but can you name them and other glory-days vets? To find out, we've put together a quiz featuring vintage screen shots of ten past p ... More >>
If you're going to have a freak-out, you might as well make it an epic freak-out. That's the apparent philosophy of Justin Jay, who's accused by Denver Police of going from a bicycle crash to a bare-assed walk-off in record time.
Not many morning newscast segments start with members of the broadcast crew applauding a colleague -- but that's how the 5:30 half hour of 9News' a.m. program kicked off. That's because today marks the return of anchor Kyle Dyer nearly two months after she was bitten on the face by a rescued Argent ... More >>
No denying that the Kyle Dyer on-air dog bite incident struck a nerve with the viewing public, as stories about animals often do. The fascination culminated this morning with her appearance on the Today show, which devoted more than five minutes to the subject the day after a lethal school shooting ... More >>
The Kyle Dyer/9News dog bite incident continues to stir passions, with observers questioning whether last week's interview with morning show co-host Gary Shapiro was legitimate news or a ratings stunt. However, Shapiro says he's received great feedback from local viewers about the chat -- and he add ... More >>
Kyle Dyer.In the wake of the Kyle Dyer on-air dog bite incident, 9News was accused of downplaying the story by declining to run the video and encouraging other outlets to follow suit. Now, though, the criticism has taken a turn, with some media observers accusing the station of exploiting the ... More >>
While covering the fallout from the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we noted the disappearance of a controversial Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery and wondered if he'd been pressured to remove it. News director Patti Dennis denied any censorship and called such speculation "immoral ... More >>
Yesterday, in a followup to our items about the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we wrote about the disappearance of a critical Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery, and wondered if the station had censored it. This post incensed news director Patti Dennis, who categorically denies any ... More >>
The on-air dog bite suffered by 9News' Kyle Dyer started out as a simple news item. But the harder 9News has tried to control the story, the more the tale has morphed into one that touches on media ethics in the 21st century. The latest question: Did the station censor staffer Kirk Montgomery's pos ... More >>
The video of 9News morning anchor Kyle Dyer being bitten in the face by a rescued Argentine Mastiff yesterday morning has led to an enormous amount of debate in our comment section. But the clip has also raised questions about whether 9News tried to squelch use and distribution of the shocking foot ... More >>
Video below.Live television can be unpredictable under the best circumstances -- especially if a dog is added to the mix. This morning, these elements came together in a particularly painful way for 9News anchor Kyle Dyer, who was bitten in the face by Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, at ... More >>
During the 5 a.m. hour of this morning's 9News info block, anchor Gary Shapiro chatted with guest co-host Cheryl Preheim (pictured) about special-edition newspapers focusing on today's inauguration of Barack Obama. As she held up a copy of USA Today (a publication owned by Gannett, which is also Cha ... More >>
Sometimes a phrase that's been around for ages suddenly takes on unexpected significance. Case in point: "Congratulations: You made it through the week." Morning 9News anchor Gary Shapiro has been delivering this benediction every Friday for years; he started working at the station in 1983, and took ... More >>
Snoopy rocks the vote. This morning at around 5:30 a.m., I switched on Channel 9's morning show in the middle of an excerpt from a vintage Peanuts animated TV special that went on for several minutes without any commentary whatsoever. I wondered: Did anchor Gary Shapiro need to use the bathroom, p ... More >>
"What have the Democrats done to my brain?" Channel 9 morning anchor Gary Shapiro is usually pretty upbeat about everything. So when he mentioned during a Monday broadcast that his DNC goodie bag wasn't all that, well, good, I was taken aback. After seeing mine, however, I realized he had a point.
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
CU student journalists feel they were kept in the dark about changes at their publication. Talk about a real-world lesson.
So far as we've been able to discover, no member of the 9News staff has had illicit congress with a bird. Still, during this morning's news program, veteran anchor Gary Shapiro felt the need to deny any hanky-panky pertaining to a flapper in the family way. A few weeks back, a duck that 9News perso ... More >>
Libertarian candidates would rather not use stunts to get media attention -- but they will if they have to.
It never blinks -- even when we wish it would.