Misty Montano

Digital Content Director

Misty Montano is the Digital Content Director for 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

She supports and teaches others to tell stories using multiple platforms by focusing on how people engage with content on all screens.

Montano manages the 9NEWS Digital Team and works with the sales, marketing and community affairs teams. She is always looking for multiplatform producers and journalists who are interested in learning about 9NEWS.

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Montano champions 9NEWS efforts around digital publishing, audience engagement, and digital strategy. She is responsible for growth across digital platforms including 9NEWS.com, 9NEWS mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and all new things yet to come. In addition, she has a key role in helping grow digital sales by providing insight, education, and integration for TEGNA’s new and existing digital products.

She received an EMMY for Interactivity in 2013 for her work producing Social TV which brought community members, experts and parents together for a live #SafeKids chat that was integrated into a live newscast.

Montano started her professional career at KCNC-TV in October of 2000. There she received her first regional EMMY for contributions made during breaking news coverage as an Assignment Editor. She successfully integrated my position on the news desk with social networks and am always looking for that next step, the next Internet tool, to keep relevant as a journalist.

She is a native of Nebraska who proudly cheers for the Nebraska Huskers. She received a B.A. in Media Communication from Hastings College, NE.

She often asks, "why not?" Instead of "why." She's not afraid of trying and failing. She appreciates her colleagues for continually changing strategy to try something new or different. She promises she won't let them fail horribly.

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misty.montano@9news.com