Ernie has been a broadcast journalist for more than 40 years.
After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism in 1972, his career took him to West Palm Beach and Atlanta. In 1982, he came to Denver where he found his home.
Ernie first worked at KMGH-TV before moving to KWGN-TV as main anchor and managing editor. He has won numerous journalistic awards, most notably for his reporting on serial killer Ted Bundy and the Columbine mass shooting. He covered all the biggest stories in the Denver market for 27 years until a forced retirement in 2009.
For the past 8 years, Ernie has been busy traveling the world and following a wide variety of pursuits. He went back to college and became a certified veterinary technician for several years. He then worked for a local dental implant company conducting seminars nationwide.
He and his wife Sue worked in the ticket office at Keystone ski resort while awaiting their assignment in the Peace Corps. In early 2014, they were sent to serve in Ethiopia in Agriculture and Environment, helping teach women to build water retaining gardens and other projects.
After traveling Europe following their service, Ernie and his wife returned to his hometown of St. Augustine, Florida where they bought, renovated and lived on a houseboat for the past two years.
But when the opportunity came to return to Colroado’s Own Channel 2 as it’s morning news anchor on Daybreak, Ernie was willing to set sail back to Denver and is ecstatic to be home again and doing what he loves.
You can email Ernie at Ernie.Bjorkman@KWGN.com.