Holly Gauntt named news director for Channel 2 News
DENVER — Colorado’s Own Channel 2 announced Wednesday that Holly Gauntt has been named Vice President of News and Digital Content.
Gauntt joins Channel 2 from KOMO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Seattle, WA, where she has worked as News Director for the past seven years. During her time there, her newscasts consistently outperformed competitors in key ratings periods.
She also built an award-winning investigative team and successfully branded KOMO-TV as the Problem Solver Station, creating a strong commitment to advocacy and investigative journalism.
“We are thrilled to bring Holly Gauntt back home to Colorado with the vast experience and terrific reputation she has gained over nearly three decades in some of the most competitive television markets in the country,” said President and General Manager Peter Maroney. “Holly is passionate in her respect and appreciation for local television news and the professionals who report it. She is also a passionate fan of her hometown Denver Broncos, so it’s a bonus that we get her out of Seahawks country and back home here she belongs.”
During her 28-year journalism career, Gauntt has worked as a News Director for WTXF-TV in Philadelphia, PA, and Assistant News Director for WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. She has been the recipient of eight Edward R. Murrow Awards and 10 Emmy Awards.
She has served on boards for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) and the ABC News Affiliate Advisory Board.
This is not Gauntt’s first time working in Denver. A graduate of the University of Colorado, she began her broadcast journalism career in Denver.
Gauntt will join Channel 2 in early December. She replaces Ed Kosowski, who left the station in August.
ABOUT CHANNEL 2:
Colorado’s Own Channel 2, KWGN-TV, the CW affiliate serving the Denver DMA, is owned by Tribune Media Company.
ABOUT TRIBUNE MEDIA:
Tribune Media Company (OTC:TRBAA) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in 72 million households, Tribune Studios, and Tribune Digital Ventures, including the websites Zap2it and TVByTheNumbers, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.