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ConnecTV launches biggest social TV network nationwide

1:49 PM, Mar 4, 2014

Los Angeles, CA - ConnecTV today announces the largest-ever rollout of a social media platform for television with backing by the leading U.S. broadcast companies. The platform synchronizes social engagement, complementary content and program promotions with television programming from any source, in any market across national cable networks, regional sports networks and local stations affiliated with ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV. The coast-to-coast rollout establishes ConnecTV as the most dynamic and engaging social network for television viewers in the U.S.

9NEWS dominates February ratings race with Olympian performance

4:09 PM, Feb 27, 2014

DENVER - Mornings. Evenings. Nights and weekends. On every day, in every day part, 9NEWS dominated the February ratings race, buoyed by strong Olympic performances and a rejuvenated NBC late night.

9NEWS dominates Denver's November ratings race

1:15 PM, Dec 3, 2013

DENVER - As Colorado's News Leader, 9NEWS dominated a crowded local news landscape in the latest November ratings period, capturing the majority of news viewers in every time period. From the first rays of morning sunshine to the afternoon and evening and on into the dark of night, Colorado's local news viewers made 9NEWS the clear choice for news.

9Cares Colorado Shares collects 344,000 pounds of food, $121,776

9:40 AM, Nov 20, 2013

DENVER - On a sun-soaked, occasionally windy Autumn Saturday in a month in which Americans gather together to give thanks, Coloradans opened their hearts and donated enough food and cash to provide 586,000 meals to help those in need this holiday season. More than 344,000 pounds of food, $121,776, and truckloads of clothing and toys were collected at the 31st annual 9Cares Colorado Shares winter food drive.

9NEWS and Rocky Mountain PBS create investigative news partnership

11:17 AM, Nov 19, 2013

Denver, CO - 9NEWS and I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS announced today a multi-year cooperative agreement joining the Dupont award-winning investigative skills of 9Wants to Know with the depth and impact of I-News, creating Colorado's premier broadcast investigative news unit. The arrangement will allow journalists from both 9NEWS and I-News to collaborate on in-depth investigative projects that will be seen on all broadcast, web and digital platforms of each respective organization.

9NEWS from 9PM to 10PM on KTVD is #1

7:17 AM, Nov 1, 2013

Denver, CO - In the October 2013 ratings, 9NEWS on KTVD, Channel 20, has overtaken KDVR FOX31 as Colorado's #1 choice for news from 9pm to 10pm, Monday through Friday; the win extends to both households and the coveted Adults 25-54 demographic. This win, taken with ratings wins in local news at 4:30am, 5:00am, 5:30am, 6:00am, 8:00am, Noon, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 10:00pm cements 9NEWS's position as Colorado's News Leader.

9NEWS engages community in flood-relief efforts

6:03 PM, Sep 18, 2013

DENVER - Following a week of devastating floods across Colorado, 9NEWS is working with the community to provide relief to those affected by this tragedy. 9NEWS, in partnership with the Fort Collins Coloradoan, will be donating $10,000 to the Red Cross.

Meagan Fitzgerald named CABJ Journalist of the Year

4:19 PM, Aug 12, 2013

DENVER - At the 26th Annual Colorado Association of Black Journalists Media Awards and Scholarship Banquet Friday at the Denver Marriott City Center, the CABJ named 9NEWS reporter Meagan Fitzgerald its 2013 Broadcast Television Journalist of the Year.

TaRhonda Thomas, Byron Reed win NABJ Award

3:14 PM, Aug 12, 2013

DENVER - 9NEWS reporter TaRhonda Thomas claimed the prestigious National Association of Black Journalists award in the Long Form Feature category at the organization's 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Orlando, Florida.

9NEWS sets Heartland Emmy record

1:41 PM, Jul 15, 2013

Denver, CO - At a ceremony Saturday evening at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex, 9NEWS dominated the 27th Annual Heartland Emmy Awards, capturing a station record 40 honors including Best Daytime, Evening and Weekend Newscasts, Best Weather Anchor and Best Anchors. The 40 Emmys won by 9NEWS is more than the combined wins of all other local broadcast news competitors and the Denver Post.

9Cares Colorado Shares summer drive nets 28 tons of food, $41,000

10:48 AM, Jun 18, 2013

DENVER - Through a thick blanket of smoke from wildfires burning across the state, thousands of Coloradans generously donated both food and funds for the 9Cares Colorado Shares summer food drive. 24 locations in cities from Ft. Collins to Castle Rock combined to collect 56,008 pounds of food.

Associated Press honors 9NEWS

5:41 PM, Jun 15, 2013

Golden - The Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association presented 9NEWS with 11 first place awards, including "Outstanding News Operation" at the Golden Hotel Saturday afternoon.

9NEWS wins two national Edward R. Murrow awards

12:39 PM, Jun 12, 2013

Denver, CO - The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Wednesday the national winners of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. 9NEWS captured two awards, winning in both the Large Market Best Newscast and Best News Series categories.

9NEWS dominates Emmy nominations

9:41 AM, May 31, 2013

Denver, CO - In a live, Twitter-fueled social media event hosted at the Denver Press Club, the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 2013 Emmy awards and 9NEWS dominated the evening. 9NEWS received a record total of 105 nominations, including Station Excellence, News Excellence, Community Service and Best Morning, Daytime, Evening and Weekend Newscasts. The 105 nominations for 9NEWS are more than the combined nominations of all other local television news competitors.

9NEWS dominates local news landscape

11:09 AM, May 23, 2013

Denver, CO - Everyday. In every place. In every time period. Everywhere. 9NEWS is proud to announce that once again more people in more places and across more platforms make 9NEWS their first choice for news, weather and sports than any other station, cementing its position as Colorado's News Leader.

9NEWS wins nine regional Edward R Murrow awards

6:21 PM, Apr 18, 2013

Denver, CO - The Radio Television Digital News Association announced Thursday the regional winners of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards. 9NEWS is the proud recipient of nine awards including best Newscast, News Documentary and Website.

9NEWS and Denver Broncos renew partnership

6:21 PM, Apr 18, 2013

DENVER, CO - 9NEWS, KUSA-TV-DENVER and the Denver Broncos are pleased to announce a multi-year extension of their broadcast partnership. The current partnership was established in 2011.

9NEWS wins 14th consecutive Station of the Year award

1:41 PM, Mar 11, 2013

Denver, CO - For the fourteenth year in a row, 9NEWS dominated the proceedings at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Saturday night, capturing the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) Metro Market Station of the Year award. KUSA received a total of 31 awards during the annual ceremony including 18 first place awards, more than any station in the storied history of the CBA. 9NEWS swept first and second place in more than half of the 23 categories in which it was eligible to enter on its way to an unprecedented 14th consecutive Station of the Year title. Drew Soicher and Susie Wargin swept the Best Sportscaster category while 9NEWS at 10 claimed top honors for Best Newscast and 9NEWS.com won the Best Station Website category.

9NEWS 'Truth Tests' win Cronkite Award

8:05 AM, Mar 6, 2013

KUSA - 9NEWS was named the local station winner of the first ever Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Messages in the Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. The announcement came today from the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

9NEWS dominates Heartland Emmys

8:57 AM, Aug 8, 2012

Denver, CO - On a recent warm July evening at the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex, 9NEWS dominated the 26th Annual Heartland Emmy Awards, capturing 30 honors including Best Afternoon Newscast, Best Anchor(s) and overall Station Excellence. The 30 Emmys won by 9NEWS is more than the combined wins of all other local broadcast and print news competitors.

TaRhonda Thomas wins NABJ Award

2:29 PM, Jun 28, 2012

Denver, CO - 9NEWS reporter TaRhonda Thomas returned to her home state of Louisiana and claimed a prestigious national award, winning the Specialty Reporter category at the 37th Annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans.

9Cares Colorado Shares summer drive nets 32 tons of food, $36,000; another $14,000 for Wildfire Relief

11:42 AM, Jun 20, 2012

Denver, CO - Thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars in cash donations were collected across the front range last Saturday from Coloradans during the 9Cares Colorado Shares summer food drive. 22 locations in 14 cities from Ft. Collins to Castle Rock combined to collect 64,262 pounds of food and $35,745.

9NEWS and Fort Collins Coloradoan launch giving campaign after overwhelming response to wildfire coverage

8:10 AM, Jun 15, 2012

Denver - Due to intense interest in the wake of the ongoing wildfires in northern Colorado, 9NEWS will be collecting donations both for wildfire victims and firefighters as a part of 9Cares Colorado Shares and as part of an ongoing project with the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

9NEWS dominates Emmy nominations

10:38 AM, Jun 14, 2012

Denver, CO - In a live webcast event, the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 2012 Emmy awards and 9NEWS dominated the evening. 9NEWS received a total of 77 nominations, including Station Excellence, News Excellence, and Best Daytime and Evening Newscasts. The 77 nominations for 9NEWS are more than the combined nominations of all other local television news competitors.

9NEWS wins national Edward R. Murrow award

9:35 AM, Jun 12, 2012

Denver, CO - The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Tuesday the national winners of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. 9NEWS reporter Cheryl Preheim captured this year's honor in the Video Feature Reporting category.

9NEWS wins May ratings race

1:04 PM, May 24, 2012

Denver - 9NEWS is proud to announce a win in the May 2012 ratings sweep, ranking as Colorado's number one choice for news from 4:30am to 10:30pm, seven days a week.

9NEWS Shred-a-thon sets world record

12:08 PM, May 21, 2012

DENVER - The skies over the Front Range opened up Saturday morning just in time for the annual 9NEWS Shred-a-thon, setting the stage for a flood of both paper and cash donations. The benefit event for Metro Denver Crime Stoppers collected a 9NEWS record $82,000 in cash while shredding (so far) 459,368 pounds of paper, unofficially a world record-shattering total for a one-day event of this kind. All the money collected at each of the five Shred-a-thon sites funds reward programs for Crime Stoppers.

9NEWS best of the Associated Press

7:47 AM, May 15, 2012

DENVER - At the 2011 Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards luncheon Saturday at The Golden Hotel in Golden, CO, 9NEWS dominated the afternoon, capturing 12 first place and three second place awards in fifteen categories, including Best Evening and Morning Newscasts, Investigative Reporting and Best Website.

9NEWS wins five regional Edward R. Murrow awards

1:50 PM, Apr 13, 2012

Denver, CO - The Radio Television Digital News Association this week announced the regional winners of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. 9NEWS won five awards this year including the award for Video Reporting - Hard News.

9NEWS mines gold in NPPA competition

1:42 PM, Mar 19, 2012

DENVER - The National Press Photographers Association recognized 9NEWS reporter Chris Vanderveen for his special gift for storytelling by unanimously naming him the 2012 winner of the NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting. The judges' choice for photojournalism station of the year was one of the closest in recent years as 9NEWS fell short in its run at the title by points awarded in a tiebreaker to decide the winner. A win would have increased the previous record of 11 Station of the Year titles held by 9NEWS.

9NEWS wins 13th CBA Station of the Year in a row

1:40 PM, Mar 12, 2012

Denver, CO - Thirteen turned out to be a lucky number at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Saturday night as the Colorado Broadcasters Association recognized 9NEWS with its 13th consecutive Metro Market Station of the Year award. KUSA received a total of 19 awards during the annual ceremony including 9 first place awards, more than any other Denver station. Kyle Clark won the CBA award for Best Anchor for his work on 9NEWS at 9 while 9NEWS anchor Adele Arakawa placed second in the same category.

9NEWS remains the #1 choice for news in November

12:28 PM, Dec 1, 2011

Denver, CO - In a tight ratings environment, 9NEWS remains the clear choice for news, building on more than three decades of ratings dominance in Colorado, according to final Nielsen November 2011 ratings information.

$433,000 record donations shatters 9Cares Colorado Shares annual total

12:05 PM, Dec 1, 2011

Denver, CO - As snow blankets the metro area after a month in which Americans gathered together to give thanks, no one is more thankful than the food banks served by 9Cares Colorado Shares. Thanks especially to the generosity of shoppers at major partner, King Soopers, the 9Cares Winter Food Drive raised a record-breaking $276,222, a staggering 109% increase from last year's previous record. Add that to the record-breaking total from the 2011 9Cares Summer Drive of more than $157,000, and the numbers become even more impressive. Coloradans gave (and gave and GAVE!) 9Cares Colorado Shares more than $433,000!

9Cares Colorado Shares collects 206 tons of food, record $276,222

1:30 PM, Nov 30, 2011

Denver, CO - On a warm and windy Saturday morning, thousands of people joined in the 29th annual 9Cares Colorado Shares winter drive, generously giving more than 413,000 pounds of food and a record-shattering $276,222 in cash donations, helping to restock depleted shelves in food banks across Colorado.

Local favorite Opie Gone Bad brings Colorado musical stars together for a holiday CD benefiting 9Cares Colorado Shares

12:28 PM, Nov 3, 2011

Denver - Opie Gone Bad and 9NEWS are proud to present "Opie Gone Christmas." The holiday album brings together many well-known Colorado musicians including John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light, Lannie Garrett, Chris Daniels, Jim Dalton and the Railbenders, Masa Ito, Steve Watts and Dotsero, Urban Method, The Silhouettes, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Hazel Miller, Kirk Montgomery as well as Denver's first lady, Mary Louise Lee.

9NEWS journalists make impact at NABJ

10:40 AM, Aug 8, 2011

Denver, CO - The theme of this year's 36th Annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair was "The Power of Change: Claiming Your Destiny." At the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala Saturday night in the Terrace Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 9NEWS journalists claimed not only their "destiny," but the awards in all three categories for which they were nominated.