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.

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.

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.

  • Kelley Griffin talks to Steve Jackson about No Stone Unturned.His book focuses on a band of Colorado scientists and criminal investigators who search for bodies no one else can find.
  • Kelley Griffin talks with Judith Reid Finley, editor of The Century Chest Letters: A Colorado Springs Legacy.The letters chronicle the concerns of citizens living in Colorado Springs in 1901.
  • Kelley Griffin talks with Jennifer Sharp, a first year teacher at Rishell Middle School in Denver, where she teaches social studies. Colorado Matters will be checking in with Ms. Sharp throughout the school year.
  • Kelley Griffin speaks with Daniel Kemmis, director of the Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana, about his book This Sovereign Land: A New Vision for Governing the West.
  • Kelley Griffin speaks with historian Ken Reyher of Olathe who has written a detailed account of the lives of cowboys and ranching life in his book, High Country Cowboys: A History of Ranching in Western Colorado.
  • Kelley Griffin talks with Virginia Scott, curator of Entomology at the University of Colorado’s Natural History Museum in Boulder, about her research on a bee that apparently lives only in Colorado, New Mexico and Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Kelley Griffin speaks with Marsha Semmel, former president and CEO of the Women of the West Museum, about a new history trail that highlights various women of Boulder County.
  • Kelley Griffin speaks with Jill Hunsaker, director of the Turning Point Initiative based at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, on the search for solutions to Colorado racial minorities’ inordinate rates of illness, injury and death.
  • Kelley Griffin speaks with Barbe Chambliss about working with a Glenwood Springs citizens’ committee formed to address approaches to limiting light pollution.
  • Kelley Griffin speaks with Dr. Jandel Allen Davis with Kaiser Permanente about a recent study that found racial minorities in the state have poorer health and shorter life spans compared with whites.