Top Colorado journalist Kevin Vaughan joining I-News

Kevin Vaughan

Kevin Vaughan

Kevin Vaughan is joining I-News as senior reporter.

Kevin is one of the best and most respected journalists ever to work in Colorado. His ability to investigate complex issues and his talent in telling compelling stories make him the perfect addition to the I-News Network.

Kevin starts Oct. 15. He is key to the I-News health reporting project, made possible by The Colorado Health Foundation.

Kevin arrives at I-News with a deep love and a broad understanding of Colorado. He has reported for four state newspapers: The Fort Morgan Times, The Coloradoan in Fort Collins, the Rocky Mountain News and, most recently, The Denver Post.

As an investigative reporter at the Post, he uncovered problems in the state’s licensure system for dentists, questionable relationships between local elected officials and businesses in Adams County, and disparities in enforcement of the Colorado drunken driving laws.

At the Rocky Mountain News, he anchored reporting on the Columbine High School shootings and the University of Colorado recruiting scandal. He also wrote heart-rending serial narratives about survival on Mount Ranier and a 1961 school bus-train accident, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

“Kevin is the consummate journalist,” says I-News program director Jim Trotter. “He’s a skilled, tenacious and fearless reporter, and a truly fine writer. He is a pillar of intent and integrity, and I’m thrilled that he is joining us at the I-News Network.”

Stay tuned for some great journalism that makes a difference.

– Laura Frank, executive director

About Laura Frank

Laura Frank is the executive director of I-News, the Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network. Laura is a Denver native who spent 20 years at newspapers, radio and public television around the country, specializing in in-depth reporting that requires data analysis and deep public records research. She has trained hundreds of journalists for more than a dozen media organizations, including the nation’s largest newspaper company (Gannett). Her work has been recognized in both broadcast and print, including a regional Emmy for documentary production in 1990 and as a top-10 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 at the Rocky Mountain News.

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