Kelley Griffin is Colorado Public Radio’s senior editor for News. She started with CPR in 1993 as a business reporter and has since served as managing editor and news director.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, University of Houston; Master’s degree in journalism, University of California-Berkeley.

Professional background:
Kelley Griffin has been with Colorado Public Radio since 1993 as a business reporter, managing editor and news director.She currently serves as CPR’s Senior Editor.

Kelley has worked in both print and radio journalism, including NPR and “Marketplace.” She co-authored More Action for a Change with Ralph Nader and wrote and edited for a media reform group and the American Association of University Women. Kelley has also served on the board of the Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

Awards:
Kelley has received two National Headliner Awards; a national Edward R. Murrow Award; and awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and the Colorado Association of Black Journalists.

  • Losing Ground: Civil Rights Timeline
  • At separate parties last night, Colorado’s Republicans and Democrats celebrated their victories, and licked their wounds.  The state’s Congressional delegation had a uniformly good night, with all seven incumbents easily winning re-election.
  • Obama focused his comments on the economy and tax cuts for the middle class.About three thousand people crammed into the Grand Junction High School to hear President Obama talk about the economy and tax cuts for the middle class. Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams was in Grand Junction and filed this report.
  • Fire crews are up against a troubling forecast today of more hot temperatures and gusty winds as they continue to battle the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins. The lighting caused blaze has now blackened more than 43,000 acres and claimed one life.
  • Small Airport Plays Big Role in Larimer Firefighting Effort  Nervous Evacuees Wait for Word  High Park Fire Gets Help Hundreds Evacuate High Park Fire [Photo: Steve Mort]
  • The High Park Fire burning near Fort Collins is a challenge in two big ways: You have to put it out, but you also have to manage all the people that requires; feeding them and transporting them, for instance.
  • The High Park Fire– burning near Fort Collins– is a challenge in two big ways… you have to put it out… but you also have to manage all the people that requires and feed them, and transport them.
  • Colorado Public Radio is working with the State Integrity Project to examine whether Colorado goverment is open and accessible to the public, and whether the laws meant to guard against corruption are being enforced.
  • On May 13 the state legislature passed a bill on teacher tenure that ties a teacher’s job to how well their students do.KCFR will be reporting on this policy change as Colorado tries to define effective teaching and how to measure it.It’s a critical conversation, and we’d like you to be part of it.
  • Colorado Neigbhors – Our new series on people who have great stories to tell
  • The health care reform law that President Obama signed into law in March is already starting to affect millions of Americans. And, for now, people have more questions than answers about how changesin health care will affect them. So, what are your questions? Let us know  here, and thanks!
  • Education is taking the biggest hit in the budget as lawmakers seek to fill a gap of more than $1 billion. And schools took big cuts in last budget round too. We’re looking into how this is playing out in schools and their communities. Please click here to share what you know.
  • Many teachers, parents and students are concerned that teachers are having to work with more students than ever before in their classrooms. They say it inevitably means kids won’t get the most out of school, and they cite research to prove it.
  • We’re eager to hear from small business owners about your experience in this economy, and what policies would help – or hurt – as you keep your business afloat and grow it. Click here to share what you know and thanks!
  • Choosing a Military Life Before the attacks of 9/11, John Sweet spent a lot of his time talkingabout war. As a history professor in Colorado Springs, that was about asclose as he got to combat. But after 9/11, all of that changed.