Following a record year of growth, the Centennial-based media organization will open a 9,000 square foot news headquarters near the Capitol
CENTENNIAL, Colo. April 25, 2019 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) today announced it will move its news service and Centennial-based reporting team to downtown Denver. Establishing CPR News in close proximity to the Capitol and Denver’s newsmakers will support more timely production and delivery of meaningful news throughout the day.
When complete, the 9,000 square foot newsroom and studios will accommodate 70 reporters and producers, including the daily production of the statewide news program, Colorado Matters. Initially, nearly 50 reporters, producers, editors and digital news staff - about a third of Colorado Public Radio’s total staff and all of Denverite’s staff - will relocate to a 9,000 square foot office space at 303 E. 17th Avenue. The organization will continue to operate its primary business, including both CPR Classical and CPR’s OpenAir, from Bridges Broadcast Center in Centennial.
“As we add resources and journalistic talent, it’s critical to maintain the same open, collaborative newsroom we’ve had at Bridges Broadcast Center,” said Executive Editor Kevin Dale. “We’ve outgrown that space with plans for continued growth. Moving downtown is a desirable option to add space, while also reducing operational challenges we face being a half-hour away from the state’s largest news hub.”
This is one of several major actions in recent months demonstrating CPR’s growth and commitment to be a leading source of news for Colorado. Other recent initiatives include the creation of regional news hubs in Colorado Springs and the Western Slope, the acquisition of local news site Denverite, and the forthcoming launch of two newly created teams for investigative reporting and climate change coverage.
“The one thing this won’t change is our commitment to telling stories across the state,” Dale added. “The move will allow for better communication and faster access to the legislators who represent all parts of Colorado.”
CPR has just begun the design process and expects to move later this year.
Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that produces and curates in-depth and meaningful news and music, establishing thoughtful connections to Colorado for listeners seeking to be informed, enlightened and entertained. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.
CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
CPR’s OpenAir takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
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