The Newest Member Of The ‘Colorado Matters’ Team

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Anthony Cotton, Radio and Digital Producer of "Colorado Matters," takes a break at his desk.

Anthony Cotton joined Colorado Public Radio this year as radio and digital producer for “Colorado Matters,” bringing three decades of journalism experience to the CPR News team.

He worked for the Washington Post when Ben Bradlee was executive editor and Bob Woodward, who broke the story on the Watergate scandal, was still on staff. He then spent 14 years reporting for the Denver Post.

He remembers how newsrooms felt before the internet and smartphones.

“It was like ‘All the President’s Men,’” he said. “There was this incredible energy.”

Originally from Chicago, Anthony got his journalism degree from Northwestern University and went on to cover a variety of topics, but the majority of his work has been in sports. He’s covered Super Bowls, Masters Tournaments, Final Four matches and two Olympic Games.

“It was spectacular,” he said of his experiences at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. “I’ve been a lifelong fan of athletics, and to see it at this world class level was just outstanding.”

But his favorite athlete to watch is his son, who will start college this fall on a baseball scholarship. While Anthony was an athlete himself, his real love has always been writing.

“My professional success has been primarily my ability to tell stories,” he said, “and one of the best things about being here is that CPR is a great avenue for storytelling and conversations.”

Learn more about Anthony and read his work.