Michelle P. Fulcher

Colorado Matters Radio & Digital Producer

@MPFulcher[email protected]

Michelle Fulcher is a producer for Colorado Matters. She has reported at a Denver business weekly, at the Colorado Springs Gazette and The Denver Post where she served as a state and local government reporter, an assigning editor, city editor and national/international editor.

Education:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, University of Colorado Boulder.

Professional background:
Michelle first joined Colorado Public Radio in 2007 and was part of the "Colorado Matters" team for five years. She then worked at CU-Boulder as communications director for the College of Media, Communication and Information before returning to CPR in 2016. Michelle began her reporting career at a Denver business weekly, spent five years at the Colorado Springs Gazette and later moved to The Denver Post where she served as a state and local government reporter, an assigning editor, city editor and national/international editor.

Awards:
As city editor at The Denver Post, Michelle helped lead the newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the mass shootings at Columbine High School.

Relic from USS Arizona on display Thursday at Colorado Freedom Memorial

On Thursday, leading up to Veterans Day, a vestige of the attack on Pearl Harbor will be on display at the Colorado Freedom Memorial, in Aurora. The relic commemorates the sacrifice of Coloradans who died on U.S.S. Arizona. The battleship was destroyed when the Japanese bombed Hawaii in 1941. To this day, it is the final resting place for 32 sailors from our state. A beam from the battleship arrived in Colorado — its new permanent home — in August.

Filmmaker Ken Burns on his new documentary, ‘The American Buffalo’

The buffalo is an American icon – and a symbol of the devastation wrought by the Westward expansion of the 1800s. Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the near-extinction of the buffalo and the forced relocation of Native Americans to reservations in a new two-part documentary, “The American Buffalo,” airing October 16 and 17 on PBS. Burns spoke with Colorado Matters senior host Ryan Warner.