Colorado Public Radio recently hired executive editor Kevin Dale to provide strategic direction to the CPR newsroom.

Dale brings more than two decades of experience leading major newsrooms around the country, including 15 years at The Denver Post where he rose to No. 2 editor and led the newspaper’s digital transformation. He comes to CPR after two and a half years as the executive editor at Cronkite News at Arizona PBS.

“I have been lucky to work for and with some stellar journalists over the years. I have led major stories, such as the 9/11 attacks, the Democratic National Convention, the Aurora theater shooting, Super Bowls and Olympics,” says Dale. “I hope my experience will help us serve our evolving audience in the coming years.”

CPR News hired Dale to support Colorado Public Radio’s long-term vision to increase capacity for Colorado-focused content and become an even greater multimedia, statewide resource for Colorado.

Dale will draw on his vast experience and success in the field as he looks ahead to CPR’s future. With ambitious growth goals, Dale hopes to continue to build and refine the CPR News team, and provide even more stories—on the radio and across digital platforms.

“We have exceptional journalists at CPR, and we want to grow that team,” explains Dale. “In five years, I have goals to see a bigger newsroom, with a powerful audience on CPR.org that rivals the powerful audience on the radio. I’m excited to continue building on our mission: to provide in-depth and distinctive reporting.”

Learn more about Kevin Dale and his work.