Katie Kuntz

Katie Kuntz is an award-winning investigative reporter with Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. Katie’s skills as a multimedia journalist stem from her background in radio, television, documentary filmmaking and newspaper reporting. Katie was the University of Iowa Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar – an award reserved for the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in the class. She also studied economics and was the news director of the college radio station, KRUI 89.7 FM. Katie created, wrote, shot, produced and edited a 30-minute investigative documentary called “Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction in the Heartland” as part of her work with The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism and IowaWatch.org. Her work has been recognized with a regional Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Burt Hubbard

Burt Hubbard is the editorial director of I-News. Burt is well-known in the journalism world for his data analysis skills. His numerous awards include two prestigious Best of The West awards, a national education award for investigative reporting, and Reporter of the Year in Colorado. He also was a top-10 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for the Rocky Mountain News and is enshrined in the Scripps Howard Journalism Hall of Fame. Burt has taught computer-assisted reporting and internet research to graduate students for 11 years at the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication. For the past three years he has led research symposiums for journalists and citizens throughout Colorado on behalf of the university. Burt recently left the Denver Post to join I-News.

Recent Stories

Volunteers Play a Major Role in State’s Firefighting Efforts, but More Needed

Firefighters train at the all-volunteer station in Peyton, Colo., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

At least 43 fire departments are completely within the Colorado red zone – the territory most prone to destructive wildfires, a Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis shows. Twelve of those departments are made up entirely of volunteers and 25 are hybrid departments. Many more volunteers are needed. Continue Reading →

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Colorado Short Thousands of Volunteer Firefighters, Say State Fire Chiefs

Firefighters train at the all-volunteer station in Peyton, Colo., on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

Volunteer firefighters protect about half of Colorado’s residents and departments comprised solely of volunteers are responsible for nearly 70 percent of the state’s land surface. But the Colorado State Fire Chiefs estimate that Colorado needs about 3,500 more volunteers – a number just more than 40 percent of the present force – in order to meet the demands of the state, while adhering to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Continue Reading →

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DUI Analysis Finds that One-Fourth of all Drivers Busted Have No License

Arapahoe County Deputy Sheriffs, Justin Osborn, right, and Beau Baggett, left, perform road side sobriety tests along the 6900 block of S. Jordan road in Centennial early Sunday morning, April 18. The woman was arrested and charged with D.U.I. THE DENVER POST/ ANDY CROSS  (Photo By Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Of the 45,637 people arrested for drinking and driving offenses in Colorado from April 2012 through April 2014, one in every four didn't have a valid driver's license, a Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis found. And that didn't include the ratio for the 13,200 people arrested for DUI in Denver, the only jurisdiction in the state where authorities said they couldn't provide the information. Continue Reading →

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