EMAIL | misty.montano@9news.com

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I am the Digital Content Director for KUSA/KTVD in Denver, Colorado. I am an Emmy award-winning journalist who supports and teaches others to tell stories using multiple platforms by focusing on how people engage with content on all screens.

Since 2009 I have successfully integrated journalism with digital and social media to provide information where and how people want to get it. I first worked to create social TV where TV, digital and social all work together to engage the 9NEWS journalists with the audience. Now I manage the 9NEWS Digital Team and works with the sales, marketing and community affairs teams.

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

I won a regional Emmy for Interactivity in 2013 for my work producing Social TV which brought community members, experts and parents together for a live #SafeKids chat that was integrated into a live newscast.

I started my professional career at KCNC-TV in October of 2000. There I won my first regional Emmy for my work as an Assignment Editor. I 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.

I am a native of Nebraska who proudly cheers for the Nebraska Huskers. I received my B.A. in Media Communication from Hastings College.