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Colorado Public Radio expands newsroom with two key hires

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Nov. 13, 2013 – Digital Editor Jay Keller and Arts Reporter Ange-Aimée Woods join Colorado Public Radio (CPR)’s growing news team to help CPR become a more comprehensive news organization and significantly increase arts coverage in Colorado.

As CPR’s new Digital Editor, Keller will lead the newsroom’s digital expansion, helping CPR launch a more robust online presence and build a four-person digital news team. The digital news team will be responsible for developing multi-media content that brings CPR’s audio stories to life visually, from feature stories and editorial reviews to blog posts, photos and videos.

“Jay has successfully managed the digital assets of some of the country’s top newsrooms, including Examiner.com, U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post,” says Vice President of News Kelley Griffin. “His leadership will be invaluable as we build a new digital team to deliver our news and expand our storytelling beyond radio, meeting and engaging Coloradans on their own terms, anytime, anywhere and on any device.”

Woods will cover all aspects of the Colorado arts and cultural community. Much of this coverage will be regularly featured on all three of CPR’s services. Woods joins Arts Editor Chloe Veltman as the second of three full-time positions that will fuel CPR’s new arts bureau, funded by a three-year, $900,000 grant from The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. The search to fill the third position continues.

"Ange-Aimée has a wealth of talent and expertise, having worked in public radio for almost a decade as both an arts and social media reporter,” says Veltman. “Her skills and passion for the arts will be a critical resource in making CPR a multi-media destination for arts news, information and cultural events in Colorado.”

Woods has a Bachelor’s Degree in cinema and two graduate diplomas in journalism and communication studies from Concordia University. Keller has a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature and history from East Carolina University.

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Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and music to about 429,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Fall 2011/Spring 2012). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 89.9 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

Classical: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.cpr.org.

OpenAir: Denver 1340 AM. Online at www.openaircpr.org.