KUSA Denver Names Erica Tinsley Assistant News Director

Erica Tinsley

Tegna-owned NBC affiliate KUSA Denver promoted Erica Tinsley to assistant news director, effective immediately. In this role, Tinsley will be part of the newsroom leadership team, and oversee daily broadcast and digital news coverage, newscast production and special programming.

A seasoned producer and journalist, Tinsley joined KUSA five years ago as a content producer and has worked on nearly every shift and daypart. She was most recently executive producer for daytime and early evening news programs including the noon, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts as well as Next with Kyle Clark at 6 p.m.

Tinsley has also championed the station’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and co-founded the station’s DE&I employee resource group in 2020. She will continue to oversee special projects, including the Olympics and election coverage.

In making this announcement, KUSA news director Megan Jurgemeyer said: “Erica is a natural leader. In the short time since she was promoted to executive producer just over a year ago, she has tackled every challenge, including managing during a pandemic. She was instrumental in creating a process to enable our producers to put together newscasts while working remotely from home. She spearheaded the creation of ‘Voices of Change,’ an ongoing content initiative we launched last June to amplify the voices of community members who are provoking change towards a more equitable, inclusive and flourishing Colorado. As a member of our news leadership team, Erica will help us continue to build our culture and grow our content plans across dayparts.”

Prior to joining KUSA, Tinsley was a producer at KOB Albuquerque, N.M., from 2011 to 2014 and a producer at KMGH Denver from 2014 to 2016.


She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications.

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