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Veteran Anchor Bertha Lynn Leaving KMGH

After almost three decades at KMGH, Bertha Lynn will sign off from the Denver ABC affiliate this week.

Lynn, who anchors the 11 a.m. newscast, has accepted a job as the executive director of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation at Denver. Her last day at the anchor desk will be August 9.

“I have much to look forward to and much to look back on when assessing my career. It has been a privilege to collaborate with such skillful and caring journalism professionals,” Lynn said in a statement. “The people of Denver and Colorado have been very kind and generous to me as they watched me grow up.”

Lynn has worked on-air in Denver since 1976. Before joining KMGH, she worked as an anchor and reporter at KBTV (now KUSA). She was inducted into the Broadcast Professionals Hall of Fame in 2010.

“She is a true icon in journalism and for Denver viewers. Her career at 7NEWS is an inspiration to so many. But more than anything else, Bertha has worked tirelessly to improve our community,” KMGH news director Jeff Harris said. “For this, we are grateful and not a bit surprised in her decision to lead this wonderful organization.”

Darrell Brown Named President of KSL Broadcast Group

Darrell Brown has been named president of KSL Broadcast Group, which includes Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL and three area radio stations.

Brown was most recently the president of McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company, a position he has held since 2008. He has worked for McGraw Hill in a variety of roles, including as VP-GM of Denver ABC affiliate KMGH, for 28 years.

“I am proud to be part of such a strong team, and look forward to upholding the great legacy that is KSL,” Brown said in a statement.

KSL is owned by Bonneville International Corporation, which is in turn owned by Deseret Management Corporation, the for-profit arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brown is a graduate of Brigham Young University, which is also owned and operated by the Mormon church.

“I am pleased to welcome Darrell to KSL,” Keith McMullin, president and CEO of KSL parent company Deseret Management Corporation, said in a statement. “He embodies the mission of our organization and brings strong leadership and broadcast experience.”

Read the official announcement here.

KMGH Morning Anchor Ana Cabrera Joins CNN

After four years at Denver ABC affiliate KMGH, Ana Cabrera is joining CNN.

Cabrera joined KMGH as a reporter and weekend morning anchor and was promoted to weekday morning anchor in 2011. She will be a Denver-based correspondent for CNN.

“Cabrera is an incisive and versatile communicator,” CNN/U.S. vice president of newsgathering Terence Burke said in a statement. “Her award-winning journalism is a testament to her passion for telling the multitude of stories from Denver and the western region.”

Before joining KMGH, Cabrera worked at KHQ and KAYU in Spokane. She began her career as intern for KMGH and KCNC, the CBS O&O in Denver.

KMGH Teams Up With The Denver Post

Denver ABC affiliate KMGH is joining forces with The Denver Post to bring viewers ” impactful reporting and investigative storytelling that will bring positive change in Colorado.”

“These newsrooms are a great match,” KMGH news director Jeff Harris said in a statement. “7NEWS and The Denver Post are the best at digging, investigating and reporting stories that will hold government accountable and make Colorado the best place possible. We have great plans for the partnership and they all revolve around finding and reporting stories that matter and reporting them on the biggest platform possible — the goal is impact.”

As part of the partnership, the newsrooms will work together on weather coverage and on providing additional Spanish-language content.

KMGH’s Lisa Hidalgo Dances a Jig After Weather Forecast Goes Awry

KMGH meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo was fast on her feet — literally — after one of her weather reports Tuesday didn’t go exactly as planned. As the camera swung to her feet, Hidalgo broke into a jig and finished her forecast amid laughter in the studio (video above).

>Update: a tipster tells us this wasn’t live — it happened while Hidalgo was taping a weather update for KMGH’s website.

Picture: Denver Reporter Juggles Responsibilities

Here’s a TGIF photo that almost melted the hardened heart of this TVSpy editor. KMGH traffic reporter Jayson Luber had to babysit his one-and-a-half year old daughter Jolene, but he also needed to give viewers of the Denver ABC affiliate the scoop on the streets around Coors Field on Opening Day during the 11:00 a.m. news, so he compromised.

Luber told TVSpy his wife took their oldest girl to “Disney on Ice” so he got to watch Jolene. He also told us she is holding her “beebee” and her “guck” to prevent her from crying, which apparently is not allowed in the studio.

The station posted the picture, taken by meteorologist Maureen McCannon its facebook page saying, “You gotta “like” this. Ever wondered what’s going on off-camera in the studio? Jayson Luber Traffic Guy is so tall, viewers didn’t see what was below him during 7NEWS at 11am. Yes, Jayson has babysitting duty today.”

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KNXV, WTHR, KMGH and WVIT Win Peabody Awards

Four local stations –Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV, Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR, Denver ABC affiliate KMGH and Hartford NBC O&O WVIT –  have won George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in electronic media in 2012.

KNXV’s award-winning report, “Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect,” was a five-month investigation that revealed an acceleration problem with the vehicle, sparking a federal inquiry and the recall of 700,000 SUVs.

WTHR won a Peabody Award for “Investigating the IRS,” a “stunning investigation” that exposed how illegal immigrants were defrauding the IRS of billions of dollars in tax refunds.

“Investigating the Fire,” KMGH’s award-winning report, examined the mistakes and miscommunication that led to a deadly fire caused by the Colorado State Forest Service’s controlled burn. The report resulted in legislative changes in Colorado.

WVIT won for “Breaking News: Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.” The station was the first television news outlet to report on the Sandy Hook shooting, providing “comprehensive coverage that informed not only its own audience, but viewers around the country.”

KARE, WBNS, KUSA Win Cronkite Awards

The University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has announced the 2013 winners of the Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.

KARE, Gannett’s NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul, won for local broadcast station. The judges cited its coverage of the marriage equality debate, calling KARE’s reporting “fair, balanced and deeply personal.” WBNS in Columbus received a special commendation for citizen engagement. Denver’s KUSA was the winner of the Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Messages, a category that was just introduced to the awards this year.

Two reporters were honored for individual achievement at a local broadcast station. Marshall Zelinger, a content producer and presenter at KMGH in Denver, won for his “clarity of presentation” and “modern production techniques.” Tom McKee, a reporter at WCPO in Cincinnatti, received the special commendation for citizen engagement for his his extensive fieldwork. Read more

KMGH On Altered Book Cover, ‘It Was a Mistake’

KMGH has issued a statement on its website about airing an altered cover of Paula Broadwell‘s book, “All In, The Education of General David Petraeus”.

“It was a mistake,” Jeff Harris, news director for the Denver ABC affiliate said in a statement.  “It was a regrettable and an embarrassing error.  We are mortified this appeared during our 5 p.m. news broadcast.  The editor pulled the image of the book cover from the Internet without realizing it had been doctored.  We sincerely regret the error and have corrected the story to avoid any recurrence of its broadcast.  We are following up internally as well to avoid a repeat of this inexcusable oversight.”

During last night’s 5 p.m. news, instead of showing a cover of Broadwell’s biography about former CIA Director David Petraeus, “All In”, the station showed an altered version that read, “All Up In My Snatch”.  The story and photo have since gone viral.  You can see a frame grab of the book cover on air after the jump. Read more

KMGH Airs Altered Cover of Petraeus Biography

Last night during its 5 pm. newscast, Denver ABC affiliate, KMGH, aired an altered cover of Paula Broadwell‘s biography about former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Broadwell’s book is titled, “All In”, but the cover that KMGH aired was titled, “All Up In My Snatch” (see picture above)  The cover was shown during a story KMGH reporter Doug Schepman was doing about comments Broadwell made last month at the University of Denver.

Both Broadwell and Petraeus have been mired in controversy after it was revealed the two had an affair.  Petraeus, a former four star general in the Army, has since stepped down from his position as CIA Director.

TVSpy has reached out to KMGH.  We will updated you when we hear back.

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