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    September 16, 2014

    Denver Post Ramping Up TV Production Amid Sale Speculation

    The announcement that the Denver Post is for sale hasn't brought every new initiative at the paper to a grinding halt. In a memo to staffers yesterday, Post editor Greg Moore and news director Kevin Dale revealed the hiring of former CBS4 anchor Molly Hughes as director of Denver Post TV -- a move s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Video: "Let's get the f*ck out of here" anchor Justin Kraemer not coming to Colorado after all

    Update: Occasionally, we have to report bad news -- and that's what we're bringing to you now. To whit: Justin Kraemer, the Wichita anchorman caught muttering "Let's get the fuck out of here" line at the end of a recent newscast (see it below), isn't coming to KOAA in Colorado Springs, despite a Gaw ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    October 8, 2013

    Fox News mistakenly sources satirical blog; my love for Fox grows stronger

    Yes, it's true. Over the weekend one of the interchangeable blonde anchors on Fox and Friends reported that, despite the WWII memorial being closed during the government shutdown, "some things are continuing to be funded . . . President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Jon Stewart shut down Crossfire -- but now it's back on CNN

    While Jon Stewart was away directing his first film in the Middle East, CNN took the opportunity to revamp Crossfire. One of the first politically polarizing talk shows on the first cable news network, Crossfire had a 22-year run before it was shut down in 2004, after Stewart called the show "partis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Videos: Five funniest Denver TV news bloopers

    The 7News story about CIA director David Petraues's resignation that featured a doctored book cover reading All Up in My Snatch instantly joined the pantheon of great Denver TV news bloopers. But while some gaffes -- like '80s-era KCNC anchor Madeline McFadden asking weatherman Larry Green what happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Tim Tebow and Fox News: Bill O'Reilly, Steve Doocy fighting "War on Tebow"?

    Videos below.​'Tis the season for Bill O'Reilly and other Fox News personalities to rail against the alleged "War on Christmas" -- and they're doing so. But they've also found time to deride the "War on Tebow," tackling questions about Tim Tebow's religiosity with the same fervor they defend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    9News technical meltdown forces newscast to go back to the future -- the pre-voiceover era

    ​Like all modern TV stations, 9News is extremely dependent on up-to-date technology. What to do if it fails? That's what happened during the 10 p.m. newscast on Monday night, when the crew was forced to move from a 21st century broadcasting approach to one more akin to the early days of telev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High's top debaters, in New York for national tournament

    ​ Theron and Teague Harrison, Manual High School's top debaters and the subjects of our recent feature, "Say What?", left Denver yesterday bound for New York City and the Urban Debate National Championship. Their coach, Charlie Smith, went with them, as did debaters Danite Reda and Talon Lousi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    KOA Morning News to feature Fox News at top and bottom of hour to counter ratings dip

    ​These are not the best of times for KOA, at 850 AM. A trio of part-timers were let go earlier this year and the longtime powerhouse's ratings are off. So how does head of AM programming Greg Foster hope to boost the station in general, and the drive-time staple Colorado Morning News in partic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Your moment of lulz: "Today's trolls are online"

    Problem, Fox News?​Close to twenty years after the slang was first coined in those primitive internets forums of yore, at least one Fox News affiliate out of Los Angeles is on the case, intrepidly investigating just what it is that the kids are saying nowadays. Last week, the station dedicated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Leland Vittert: With Fox 31 anchor's departure, another Best Hair winner goes national

    Leland Vittert and his hair.​The fastest way for a local television journalist to make the leap to a national network has nothing to do with scooping the competition on a groundbreaking story that produces headlines around the globe. Nope, it's all about the hair -- especially at Fox News, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Brandon Marshall reportedly to be featured in CBS exposé of violent athletes

    Rasheedah Watley in a 2009 ESPN report.​Update, May 21, 6:28 a.m.: The violent athletes report described in this item, intially published at 1:19 p.m. on May 20, didn't appear on last night's CBS news broadcast. As noted below, the possibility remained that it could be bumped by breaking news; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Former Channel 7 news director turns heads over alleged Facebook-firing

    Griffin Scott showing off an AP award he won earlier this year.​Longtime observers of local media will recall the name Melissa Klinzing. She was the Channel 7 news director circa the mid-'90s who launched "Real Life, Real News," a format that attempted to freshen standard newscasts with infot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    ManeLine breaks in the Deuce's live stage as first local hip-hop act

    During the morning and night newscasts on Channel 2, the station has been showcasing local acts on their Guitar Center-sponsored stage. All of the acts thus far have been rock-oriented with nary a hip-hop artist -- until last week. On Friday morning, the Deuce reached out to ManeLine and asked the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Clear Channel Denver's Kris Olinger on layoffs, news-outsourcing plan

    The radio news in Fort Smith, Arkansas will originate from Denver. In a small item about this week's layoffs at Clear Channel Denver, the Denver Post's Joanne Ostrow mentioned that KOA/850 AM "will now provide news for four other markets: Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Ft. Collins, Minneapolis and Ft. Sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    The debut of News on the Deuce: Were they trying to make it so funny?

    The idea of Channel 2 rechristening itself as "The Deuce" -- a popular slang term for bowel movements -- in a strained attempt to woo a more youthful audience was mighty amusing. Still, even this decision couldn't adequately prepare viewers for the off-the-rails catastrophe that was last night's lau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Channels 2 and 31 merge -- and that's bad news for the former

    The KWGN news team -- for now... Since late spring-early summer, I've been hearing rumblings about negotiations to combine operations at two rival TV organizations: Channel 2, a Tribune outlet and CW affiliate, and Channel 31, part of the Fox system. Indeed, I mentioned this very prospect in a Jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Did Fox News darken Barack Obama?

    Barack Obama in an image from Fox News (above) and his own website. During one of my regular surfing expeditions through the Internet, I came upon the photo of Barack Obama above, which appeared on a Fox News election page ranking the net's list of the top eleven conventions in U.S. history from 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    Ratings-Challenged Channel 2's Expansion Plans

    Beginning on Monday, July 7, Channel 2 will launch a new half-hour weekday newscast at 5:30 p.m. A station press release calls the move "a milestone for the television station," not to mention another opportunity for anchors Ernie Bjorkman and Kellie MacMullan and chief meteorologist Dave Fraser to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Top TV Stories: Let 'em Bleed

    If it bleeds, it leads: That's the implicitly critical cliche about the way news directors at television stations choose the first report in the average newscast. Sometimes, though, outlets that consciously stay away from the goriest stories do so at the peril of their own credibility. Witness the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Winding Up on Countdown

    Moments after I completed my strange appearance on the CNN program hosted by Nancy Grace (see this blog for details), my wife received a phone call from a friend in New York. Even though he's not someone likely to be a regular Nancy Grace viewer (he works for The Daily Show on Comedy Central), she n ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Stalk Market

    If journalists condemn Bill O'Reilly, he'll strike back anytime and anywhere -- even in the parking lot of a local Wild Oats.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Free at Last

    Although most information programs long ago adapted to the 24-hour news cycle, network morning shows continue to reach viewers in the Mountain time zone on a two-hour tape delay -- a practice whose archaic nature was put on display again on the morning of April 4. During the 7 a.m. half hour, news b ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Life Swap

    More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.

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    January 31, 2007
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    August 31, 2006


    The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Gimme Ten

    Top TV news stories often scrape bottom.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    More Messages: Death Be Not Loud

    On June 22, Diane Woolwine, 65, died after being hit by a motorhome while participating in the annual Ride the Rockies bicycling tour; the accident took place outside the small community of Salida. Even though the motorhome driver wasn't cited in the accident, the story seemed likely to get big play ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Students' Counsel

    The next generation takes a pop quiz on the media.

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005

    Best TV News Anchor

    Asha Blake
    Channel 2

  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005
  • People & Places

    March 24, 2005

    Best Sportscaster Upgrade

    Eric Goodman
    Channel 31

  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    Good News

    Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell.

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    September 4, 2003

    The Message

    The Old Guard

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    July 24, 2003

    The Message


  • News

    March 6, 2003

    The Message

    News directors debate what is, and isn't, breaking news.

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Ad Attack

    Political commercials outnumber political reports on local television.

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Robo News

    Channel 7 readies a new computer system that makes the newspeople behind the scenes all but obsolete.

  • News

    September 20, 2001

    As the Smoke Clears

    How does the media get back to normal when no one can say what normal is?

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in such a hurry?

  • People & Places

    March 29, 2001

    Best TV Weathercaster

    Marty Coniglio, Channel 7

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Twenty-First Century Fox

    Channel 31 staffs up for its evening news show.

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Show & Sell

    Local newscasts have plenty of style, but where’s the substance?

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    The Combatants

    A look at who's up and who's down.

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Two Days in the Death of JonBenét

    A journal of the media madness sparked by the JonBenét grand jury.

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Back-to-School Special

    The media go on a Columbine rampage.

  • News

    November 14, 1996
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