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Tess Wagner

Nightside Executive Producer
Credit: 9NEWS

DENVER — Tess Wagner is the Nightside Executive Producer at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.

Tess joined 9NEWS in March 2020.

Tess is a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy winner and nominee and a two-time Regional Edward R. Murrow award-winning producer.

Tess grew up about 20 miles south of Seattle in Milton, Washington. Early on she found a passion for broadcast journalism. She was the president of Fife High School’s broadcasting club and won a NATAS Emmy Award as a senior.

Tess went on to Boise State University where she graduated with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism.

Tess started her career in Boise. She was hired at NBC affiliate KTVB as a producer for the 6 p.m. show. After two years, Tess transferred within TEGNA to Austin and became the 5 a.m. morning producer. After a couple of years, she moved into the 10 p.m. producer position where she worked to innovate and transform the late news there.

Tess was promoted to a senior producer position at KING 5 in Seattle. While there, she won a Regional Murrow award for a story on serial killer Ted Bundy’s suspected first victim. She also worked on producing special content, including Tegna’s Climate Change Pilot. After 9 months at KING, Tess was given an opportunity to become the Nightside Executive Producer at 9NEWS in Denver.

In her free time, Tess loves to walk and hike with her dog, Elliott, read mystery books, and play board games with her partner, Stefan. She is also a diehard sports fan – Go Hawks!

tess.wagner@9news.com
303-871-1491

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