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Dan Meyers leaves Colorado Public Radio for Jim Spencer's old gig

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Last week, former Denver Post columnist Jim Spencer left his position as communications director for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine in favor of a return to journalism at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune; while a CU spokeswoman said she thought he'd taken an editor-type gig, he's actually been placed on the paper's Sunday/enterprise team. But there are more Post alums, and one of them -- Dan Meyers, who served as national/foreign editor at the broadsheet, among other positions -- has been chosen to fill Spencer's UCD med school spot.

Most recently, Meyers served as a producer and fill-in host on Colorado Public Radio's signature program, Colorado Matters -- and his departure is the second from the show in recent weeks; producer Kristina Tabor left to report for Aspen Public Radio. Two big hits in a brief period of time. Look below to read the CPR memo announcing Meyers' move:

Colorado Public Radio memo:

I'm sad to have to announce another departure from the news department. Dan Meyers is leaving to become the communications director for the University of Colorado medical school. Among other things, he'll be working with the web site, a cable television program and, yes, the media, so he'll still be working with us in that way at least! Dan's been here since April 2005. He's been a producer and the back-up host on Colorado Matters, and the editor of the Public Insight Network. Please join me in wishing Dan well as he explores this new territory after many years doing outstanding journalism. Considering how well he has done in exploring this new territory of radio since he left The Denver Post 4 years ago, he will shine in his new position.

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