KUSA Denver reporter Liz Kotalik posted photos of a smashed live truck window Thursday on Twitter. The entire passenger side where the reporter normally sits was covered with shattered glass from the window. No one was hurt, as Kotalik had left her seat to get her computer.
Patti Dennis, VP of news at KUSA and regional news executive for Gannett Broadcasting, is adding corporate recruiting responsibilities while cutting back day-to-day newsroom duties, according to an announcement from the parent company.
A city attorney representing the Denver Department of Human Services sent the Denver NBC affiliate a letter this week warning reporter Chris Vanderveen and News Director Patti Dennis to avoid releasing confidential information stemming from DDHS’s involvement in a high-profile child abuse case. The letter arrived a day after a KUSA phone call to a spokesperson for DDHS informing her that the station was planning on doing a story involving the work of former DDHS employee Nathan O’Neal.
The Gannett Denver NBC affiliate is kicking off the NFL season — today’s Broncos Day — with day-long coverage culminating in tonight’s Broncos-Ravens matchup. Coverage began today at 4:30 a.m. and will run in various formats through tonight’s game and into its late news. The station is relying on two microwave trucks and bonded cellular gear throughout the day for the remote broadcasts. It’s also got a large social media element and is airing more coverage on co-owned KTVD.