CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Feb. 16, 2011 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) welcomed Pat Mack as reporter and producer to contribute to the daily interview program, “Colorado Matters.”

“Pat is an award-winning journalist and newsroom leader, exemplified through his experience at South Dakota Public Radio and KTIV Television in Sioux City, Iowa,” said Kelley Griffin, CPR's news director. “I am confident that his in-depth interviews will deepen listeners' understanding of key events and trends in Colorado as we continue expanding CPR's local news.”

Before CPR, Mack served as health affairs communications coordinator for the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences. He also worked in the newsrooms of South Dakota Public Radio and KTIV Television in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mack received two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for his feature stories and production work. South Dakota Public Radio received two Murrow awards for overall excellence while Mack was news director. The South Dakota and Iowa chapters of the Associated Press also recognized him several times for excellence in news production.

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and classical music to nearly 470,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Spring / Fall 2010). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses, and foundations.

Colorado Public Radio In-Depth News: Denver 90.1 FM and 1340 AM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.

Colorado Public Radio Classical Music: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.