When Jim Benemann recently floated the possibility in the press that he might move from Channel 9 to its closest competitor, Channel 4, many industry observers viewed it as a negotiating strategy. But he was serious: On March 21, Channel 4 announced that Benemann, who'd once been a weekend anchor at that station, would be returning to the fold. This move -- and the pride with which Channel 4 announced it -- testifies to Benemann's growing stature in the market. Over a few short years, he's gone from playing second fiddle alongside Channel 9 co-anchor Adele Arakawa to earning a reputation as one of the area's most solid and reliable personalities. Denver -- and Benemann -- can now bank on those qualities.
When Jim Benemann recently floated the possibility in the press that he might move from Channel 9 to its closest competitor, Channel 4, many industry observers viewed it as a negotiating strategy. But he was serious: On March 21, Channel 4 announced that Benemann, who'd once been a weekend anchor at that station, would be returning to the fold. This move -- and the pride with which Channel 4 announced it -- testifies to Benemann's growing stature in the market. Over a few short years, he's gone from playing second fiddle alongside Channel 9 co-anchor Adele Arakawa to earning a reputation as one of the area's most solid and reliable personalities. Denver -- and Benemann -- can now bank on those qualities.
Mark McIntosh's delivery is fiery and pugnacious; when taking viewers through highlights of a sporting event, he often seems ready, willing and able to jump into the action himself. He's also a good writer and reporter who knows when to shut up and let the pictures do the talking and when to step up and swing for the fences.
Mark McIntosh's delivery is fiery and pugnacious; when taking viewers through highlights of a sporting event, he often seems ready, willing and able to jump into the action himself. He's also a good writer and reporter who knows when to shut up and let the pictures do the talking and when to step up and swing for the fences.
During most sportscasts, the focus is on boys, boys, boys; it's as if Title IX never went into effect. But Colorado Sportswomen, a semi-regular program hosted by Channel 4 longtimer Marcia Neville, puts the focus on the other gender, demonstrating along the way that ath-

letes aren't defined by their jockstraps. The Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television recently named Neville best program host for her Colorado Sportswomen work -- a well-deserved honor for a broadcaster who's toiled for years in dudes' shadows.


During most sportscasts, the focus is on boys, boys, boys; it's as if Title IX never went into effect. But Colorado Sportswomen, a semi-regular program hosted by Channel 4 longtimer Marcia Neville, puts the focus on the other gender, demonstrating along the way that ath-

letes aren't defined by their jockstraps. The Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television recently named Neville best program host for her Colorado Sportswomen work -- a well-deserved honor for a broadcaster who's toiled for years in dudes' shadows.

Molly Hughes has proven to be a strong addition to Channel 4's late broadcast, and she'll get strong support when Jim Benemann's non-compete with Channel 9 expires and he's able to join her at the anchor desk sometime this fall. The real key to the ten o'clock newcast's success, though, isn't its on-air personnel or flashy graphics, but its newsiness. The station's investigative unit, spearheaded by Brian Maass (who's more adept at pissing off the authorities than any of his peers), is consistently strong -- and not just during sweeps season, either. This dedication to substance gives Channel 4's late-night entry a vitality and heft sadly lacking in its competition.
Molly Hughes has proven to be a strong addition to Channel 4's late broadcast, and she'll get strong support when Jim Benemann's non-compete with Channel 9 expires and he's able to join her at the anchor desk sometime this fall. The real key to the ten o'clock newcast's success, though, isn't its on-air personnel or flashy graphics, but its newsiness. The station's investigative unit, spearheaded by Brian Maass (who's more adept at pissing off the authorities than any of his peers), is consistently strong -- and not just during sweeps season, either. This dedication to substance gives Channel 4's late-night entry a vitality and heft sadly lacking in its competition.
Chemistry is hard to define but easy to recognize -- and Channel 9's Gary Shapiro, Kyle Dyer, Kathy Sabine, Gregg Moss and Drew Soicher have it. They take the prize again this year for their ability to balance news updates of actual significance with lighthearted shenanigans that should be irritating during the a.m. hours, but aren't. For the most part.


Chemistry is hard to define but easy to recognize -- and Channel 9's Gary Shapiro, Kyle Dyer, Kathy Sabine, Gregg Moss and Drew Soicher have it. They take the prize again this year for their ability to balance news updates of actual significance with lighthearted shenanigans that should be irritating during the a.m. hours, but aren't. For the most part.

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