Centennial, Colo. May 14, 2019 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) has hired award-winning journalist Caitlyn Kim to represent the organization’s reporting efforts in Washington D.C. Kim’s position advances plans to expand CPR’s political coverage and provide a much-needed resource for Colorado news originating from the nation’s capital.
Kim’s coverage will focus on the state’s congressional delegation and policy surrounding key issues that affect everyday life in Colorado. She’ll follow Colorado’s seven representatives and two senators, tracking the projects they champion or oppose. Her base in Washington will allow CPR to be on the ground for important votes and interviews, and produce more daily news.
“News that affects Coloradans happens every day - sometimes every hour - in Washington D.C.,” said Executive Editor Kevin Dale. “It’s critical to have a reporter on the ground in D.C. to focus on Colorado politicians, policy makers and federal agencies making decisions about topics that impact Coloradans - from public land and natural resource management to military issues.”
Kim has deep experience as a journalist, having produced and edited stories for a number of public media outlets around the country, including WNYC, KQED and most recently, for NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” She also covered the Connecticut State Capitol for WNPR in Hartford, CT, WFCR in Springfield, MA and WAMC in Albany, NY. Her award-winning work has been recognized by the Online News Association and The National Press Club, among others.
In addition to her editorial expertise, Kim’s reporting is informed by more than a decade of policy work and fact-finding for the federal government. She was an analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense and worked as a duty officer in the White House Situation Room. She also spent five years as a foreign service officer for the U.S. State Department where she worked with senior government officials to advance U.S. policy.
Kim’s position is one of several additions to the CPR newsroom in the past year, and the third based outside of metro Denver. She joins regional reporters Stina Sieg (Western Slope) and Dan Boyce (Colorado Springs), each adding critical resources to produce more news of statewide significance and extend the depth and variety of stories impacting Coloradans.