Anthony Cotton

Colorado Matters Senior Producer

@AnthonyCottondp[email protected]

Anthony Cotton is a senior producer for Colorado Matters on CPR News.

Bachelor's degree in journalism, Northwestern University.

Professional background:
Anthony joined Colorado Public Radio in 2016, bringing decades of writing experience ranging from politics to sports. He worked for 14 years for The Denver Post and has also served on the staff of Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post.

Anthony was named 2011 Print Journalist of the Year by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists.

US Open Golf

A golfer’s education: Colorado Springs teacher tries to solve U.S. Open challenge

Colin Prater is a science teacher at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, but he’s apparently really good at math as well, because recently he solved one of the most difficult equations in athletics…advancing from a field of 10,000 golfers around the world to one of just 156 spots in this week’s U.S. Open. Prater is one of Colorado’s most accomplished amateur golfers, a two-time winner of the Colorado Golf Association’s Player of the Year award, but he had to overcome long odds in making the field at venerated Pinehurst, North Carolina. In the final round of qualifying, Prater won one of two available spots for the Open — in doing so he became one of just 15 non-professionals to make the field. Colorado will be represented in the event; besides Prater, PGA Tour player Mark Hubbard, a graduate of Colorado Academy high school and Wyndham Clark, a Valor Christian High grad, are playing. Clark is the Open’s defending champion after winning last year.
Judi's House Luncheon 2024

‘You don’t avoid grief; you have to move through it.’ Judi’s House helps families navigate unspeakable loss

Grief wasn’t a topic that came up very often in their NFL locker rooms, but Brian Griese and Terrell Davis both have experience with loss. Recently the former Denver Broncos teammates got together to discuss their journeys as part of a fundraiser for Judi’s House. Founded in 2002 by Griese and his wife Brooke, a clinical psychologist, the Aurora-based facility helps provide support for children grieving a death loss.
NFL Draft Broncos Football

Rookie Bo Nix takes first steps in attempt to solve Broncos’ quarterback woes

The Denver Broncos have gone through more than dozen quarterbacks –with very little success to show for it — since Peyton Manning retired eight years ago. But one of the Hall of Famer’s teammates, offensive tackle Ryan Harris, thinks the team has finally found an answer in 2024 first-round draft pick Bo Nix. Harris talked about Nix’ debut last weekend at the Broncos’ rookie camp.