Ali Budner, 91.5 KRCC's reporter for the Mountain West News BureauAli Budner, 91.5 KRCC's reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau
Ali Budner

Ali Budner is a senior producer for Colorado Matters.

Previously, she had been KRCC’s Southern Colorado reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau, a journalism collaborative of six stations across Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Montana.

Ali came to Southern Colorado from the San Francisco Bay Area, where her award-winning reporting covered the state of California on a range of topics from health and the environment to homelessness and immigration. Her resume includes work with The Kitchen Sisters, KPFA radio in Berkeley, CapRadio in Sacramento, KQED in San Francisco and KALW radio in San Francisco, where she served as a managing producer for the daily live public affairs call-in show, “Your Call.”

Ali also reported and co-produced an hour-long documentary, “The Race To An Emergency,” about the 9-1-1 emergency response system in Oakland, California.  It received several national awards, including the Edward R. Murrow award for best radio news documentary in a large market. Her reporting has appeared on Marketplace, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Latino USA, and The World, among other prominent outlets.