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9NEWS Managers

Meet the 9NEWS KUSA-TV Management Team in Denver, Colo.
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Tim Ryan
Director of Content 

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Tim Ryan is the Director of Content for 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

In this role, he’s responsible for leading the team that produces content for all 9NEWS platforms including TV newscasts on 9NEWS and KTVD Channel 20, as well as 9NEWS.com and all the 9NEWS social pages.

Learn more about Tim Ryan.

Megan Jurgemeyer
News Director

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Megan Jurgemeyer is the News Director at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

Megan accepted a position as senior weekend producer at KUSA-TV in 2013 and became Managing Editor in late 2015. Megan was named News Director at KUSA-TV in 2019.

Learn more about Megan Jurgemeyer.

Misty Montano
Digital Director

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

Misty manages the 9NEWS Digital Desk Team, which is a merge of the traditional assignment desk and digital teams. The team manages daily news assignments and all of 9NEWS' digital, mobile, streaming, audio and social platforms. 

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Learn more about Misty Montano.

Erica Tinsley
Assistant News Director

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Erica Tinsley is the Assistant News Director at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado, focusing on the newscasts that air at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and Next with Kyle Clark at 6 p.m.

After previously producing the Saturday 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts, Erica took on the challenge of producing Next with Kyle Clark in 2019.

Learn more about Erica Tinsley.

Lesley Martin
Morning Executive Producer

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Lesley Martin is the Morning Executive Producer at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

Lesley has produced news programs and won awards for a number of reputed stations across the country. Most of her career has been spent in Colorado, working as a producer at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs and as a producer and Executive Producer at KMGH-TV in Denver.

Learn more about Lesley Martin.

Chris Vanderveen
Director of Reporting

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Chris Vanderveen is the Director of Reporting at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

Starting at 9NEWS in 2002, Chris transferred over into 9Wants to Know in 2014.

Learn more about Chris Vanderveen.

Nicole Vap
Director of Investigative Journalism

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Nicole Vap is the Director of Investigative Journalism at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

Nicole leads 9Wants to Know, a team of award-winning reporters and producers who investigate government corruption, questionable business practices, crime and scams targeting the people of Colorado.

Learn more about Nicole Vap.

Amanda Kesting

Executive Producer of Digital Video

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Amanda Kesting is the Executive Producer of Digital Video at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. She also occasionally writes about food, new restaurants and her favorite recipes. 

Learn more about Amanda Kesting.

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