Charlie Brennan

Charlie Brennan is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years’ experience, most notably as a reporter at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, where he covered an array of beats and high-profile assignments over a span of more than 20 years. Brennan’s career highlights at the Rocky Mountain News ranged from covering the JonBenet Ramsey case to embedding with the U.S. Army during the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. He is a past winner of the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters First Place for Investigative Reporting, 2006, and in 1981 was runner-up for the American Society of Newspaper Editors Deadline Writer of the Year. Since leaving the Rocky Mountain News in 2007, Brennan spent two years as an on-air reporter for KDVR Fox31/KWGN Channel 2 in Denver, served as communications director for Stan Garnett’s 2010 campaign for Colorado Attorney General. In 2011 he reported for Education News Colorado. Additionally, Brennan collaborated with author Lawrence Schiller on the 1999 New York Times non-fiction best-seller, Perfect Murder Perfect Town. He has also served as an adjunct instructor in journalism ethics at the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Brennan is married and resides in Lafayette

Recent Stories

New diabetes project from I-News

Almost every week across Colorado, a child is diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease that used to occur only in adults. These young patients are developing type 2 diabetes – what used to be called “adult onset” diabetes. The disease is strongly linked to obesity, and it used to take decades to develop in adults. But in the past two decades, the degenerative disease suddenly began showing up in children. “It’s a known, predicted disaster if we do nothing – if we just sit back and watch,” said Chris Lindley, director of the Prevention Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Continue Reading →

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Diabetes in Colorado youth rises; future uncertain

Raquel Villa, 17, checks her blood sugar level at her home in Federal Heights, Colo., on 6/5/12 as she manages Type II diabetes she developed when she was 12. Villa is one of a number of youngsters with Type II diabetes, previously a disease only affecting adults.

Almost every week across Colorado, a child is diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease that used to occur only in adults. These young patients are developing type 2 diabetes – what used to be called “adult onset” diabetes. The disease is strongly linked to obesity, and it used to take decades to develop in adults. But in the past two decades, the degenerative disease suddenly began showing up in children. Continue Reading →

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