Category Archives: News

Photos from AAJA-Denver’s November media training workshop

Check out the photos from AAJA-Denver’s November media training workshop on Nov. 12 at the Fox 31 News building.

Denver’s Asian American Journalists Association chapter elects new leadership

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Denver chapter (AAJA-Denver) recently wrapped up its 2012 elections. The new officers will begin their term on Jan. 1.

Vice President Joe Nguyen will take over for outgoing President Gil Asakawa, who has served the role since 2009. KDVR reporter Chris Jose is the new vice president. Tillie Fong and Andy Vuong were re-elected as secretary and treasurer, respectively. Continue reading

2011 Heartland Emmys nominations

The 2011 Heartland Emmy nominations were released earlier today. Here’s a look at local Asian-American journalists who were nominated (Names are bold and italicized). For the complete list, go to

Category 03A — Evening Newscast – Larger Markets
“Fourmile Fire Devastation”
KDVR – FOX31 – Denver
Jonathan Stone, Executive Producer
Frances Algeo, Producer
Brian Tetzler, Producer
Libby Weaver, Anchor
Deborah Takahara, Anchor
Chris Nagel, Sports Director
Dave Fraser, Chief Meteorologist

Category 5 — Breaking News
“Fourmile Canyon Wildfire”
KUSA — Denver
Adele Arakawa, Reporter
Mark Koebrich, Producer

Category 15A — Specialty Assignment Report – News Single Story
“Food From Scratch”
KUSA — Denver
Nelson Garcia, Producer
Byron Reed, Photojournalist

Category 16D — Sports – One-Time Special
“Behind the Wheel: Colorado’s Passion for Speed”
KUSA-TV, 9News — Denver
Adele Arakawa, Producer/Writer/Talent
Christy Tetzler, Producer, writer and director

Category 23B — Public/Current/Community Affairs Feature/Segment
“Have You Been Tested?”
Takeda Entertainment, Inc. — Denver
Scott Takeda, Director
Ben McCoy, Director of Photography
Brock Sherman, Co-Director/Art Director
Dawn Martin, Executive Producer
Cynthia Aadal, Co-Executive Producer
Yvette Manculich, Production Manager

Category 39A — Anchor – News
“Adele Arakawa – Compilation”
KUSA-TV, 9News — Denver
Adele Arakawa, Anchor

AAJA Denver members find new jobs

Congratulations to our members who are starting new jobs!

Audra Ensign
Audra now works at High Noon Productions. She had previously worked as a reporter at KWGN and attended Colorado State University.

Brandon Iwamoto
Brandon is the new photographer at the Farmington Daily-Times in Farmington, N.M. He had previously attended Colorado State University.

Joe Nguyen
Joe is a new community journalist at Your Hub. He had previously worked at The Aurora Sentinel and attended Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Denver becomes 21st AAJA chapter

LOS ANGELES – The Asian American Journalists Association board of directors voted unanimously to approve Denver as its 21st chapter on Aug. 8 during the organization’s annual convention at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

“We just added another star to the flag,” AAJA National President Sharon Chan wrote on her Twitter feed.