Eric Valadez is the Director of Content for 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

He leads the overall content strategy for 9NEWS and collaborates daily with the News Content Director and Digital Director on our commitment to outstanding journalism that make Colorado a better place.

Eric is a recent transplant to Denver after spending a decade in Dallas in leadership positions with WFAA-TV and TEGNA, the parent company of 9NEWS.

Before relocating to Denver, Eric served as News Executive Director overseeing content for 22 TEGNA stations, leading coverage of major breaking news events, while helping mentor and recruit news leaders and journalists.

With nearly two decades of experience in local news, the award-winning journalist is honored to lead the 9NEWS team and find new and exciting ways to tell the stories of Colorado.

The Texas native started his career in radio before producing opportunities in San Antonio, Denver and Dallas.

Returning to Colorado in 2018, he’s excited about the vibrant Denver foodie scene, the opportunity to experience four seasons, and the chance to explore all that Colorado has to offer.

If you love 9NEWS, have a story idea, or think we missed the mark and can do better, you can reach him at