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Colorado Public Radio Hires Veteran Journalist Chuck Murphy To Launch Newsroom’s First Investigative Team

Centennial, Colo. August 8, 2019CPR News recently welcomed veteran journalist Chuck Murphy to the team as investigative editor. In this role, Murphy will form and lead the organization’s first investigative team, an opportunity that was made possible thanks to an anonymous $300,000 gift announced earlier this year.

Murphy has more than 20 years of experience in investigative reporting for newsrooms across the country, including The Denver Post, where he spent nearly 10 years and led the 125-person Metro operation. His reporting has earned him awards from Best of the West, the Colorado Press Association, and a Bronze Medallion for Public Service.

“Chuck’s background and success in investigative reporting is an incredible asset to our newsroom, particularly given that we’re extending our storytelling into new territories with the formation of this first investigative team,” said Executive Editor Kevin Dale. “His leadership experience paired with his deep knowledge of Colorado issues and policies will serve CPR well as we build on our vision to be a statewide resource for Colorado.” 

Under Murphy’s leadership, CPR plans to add three full-time investigative reporters and a data specialist to fully staff the investigative team. When the vision of this five-person team is realized, it will provide critical resources for the community.

“I’m honored to join the exceptional newsroom at CPR and I’m excited for the challenge of leading the charge of this new venture for the organization,” said Murphy. “I’m passionate about Colorado, and I'm looking forward to diving in deep and serving its communities with news that matters.”

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