News Team

Helping newsrooms across Colorado grow stronger with reporting, editing, and hands-on training.

About the Project

Veteran, award-winning journalists Susan Greene, Tina Griego, and John Ferrugia are helping Colorado newsrooms produce in-depth narrative, explanatory and investigative reporting. They are offering reporting and editing help and hands-on training to help ensure that important stories in all parts of the state are reported with the depth they deserve.

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News Team

Susan Greene is a reporter, editor and coach for the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab). She was editor and executive director of The Colorado Independent and a longtime reporter and columnist at The Denver Post. Susan has been honored by the National Press Foundation, ACLU, Society of Professional Journalists and Colorado Press Association for her First Amendment work and coverage of criminal justice, mental health and civil rights. She was selected as a 2020-2021 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow, and is the inaugural recipient of the Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Mental Health Investigative Journalism. Read more of Susan’s work.

Tina Griego is an editor, reporter and coach for the Colorado News Collaborative. She was most recently the managing editor of The Colorado Independent. Tina has been a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, but has spent most of her career in Colorado as a reporter and columnist for the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post. Her work on immigration, education and urban poverty has received multiple national and state awards. Tina lives in Fort Collins with her husband and two kids. She’s a native New Mexican and prefers red over green. Read more of Tina’s work.

John Ferrugia is a special projects journalist, trainer and coach for the Colorado News Collaborative. Colorado’s most honored investigative reporter, John’s reporting has been honored with journalism’s highest national awards, including two duPont-Columbia Awards, three Peabody Awards, a national Murrow, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, as well as numerous regional Emmys and other honors. He is an honored member of the Heartland Emmy Silver Circle for his career contribution to broadcast news. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, John worked in Florida and Kansas City before joining CBS News in 1980 in Washington, D.C.  He reported from around the world as a White House correspondent covering President Ronald Reagan and as a correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine “West 57th.” He moved to Denver in 1989 to anchor news and report for KCNC-TV. He joined KMGH-TV to head the investigative team in 1992. And in 2016, he joined Rocky Mountain PBS as anchor and managing editor of the nationally recognized program “Insight with John Ferrugia.” John and his wife Mona have two sons and live in Denver.

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Collaborative Partners

This project was made possible through unprecedented collaboration between dozens of newsrooms and journalists across the state, who are active partners in the Colorado News Collaborative, or COLab.

To support the statewide effort, donate to the Colorado News Collaborative.