Join us for Broadcast Journalism in Modern America: A Panel Discussion with Local and National Media on Tuesday, April 11 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in the Waring Theater at the Littleton campus. Panelists include Kim Bui Barnett, Jen Markowski, Alex Walker, Chris Pettigrew and Evan Kravitz.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event hosted by ACC's Journalism program and Club. For more information or accommodations, contact Jamey Trotter at 303.797.5794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Panelists
Kim Bui Barnett
Kim Bui Barnett is Senior Director for the CNN Special Projects team responsible for producing cross-platform editorial content that drives revenue for CNN Worldwide, including the Impact Your World franchise. The short form, human interest content produced by her group includes health & wellness, innovation, small business, travel and positive stories on people and organizations making a difference. Impact Your World is a CNN television and digital initiative that connects audiences around the world to verified ways to take action on the news that matters to them.
Evan graduated from the University of Georgia in 1998 with a degree in Journalism. He worked in various editorial and production positions at CNN in Atlanta, which included Associate Producer of CNN’s TalkBack Live and as an Assignment Editor on CNN’s national and affiliate newsgathering desks. In 2005, he joined CBS 3 Eyewitness News in Philadelphia as Senior Planning Editor. Following work in local news, Evan joined ABC News as a freelance field producer before returning to CNN in 2011 as a financial news producer based out of CNN’s New York bureau. Evan is currently wrapping up work on a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Denver.
Jen Marnowski is the Communications Director for Mental Health Colorado. She came to the mental health industry from the news business and approaches her job with the same passion as in the past-- spreading news about mental health and getting funding for care for all people with mental disorders. She had been an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years. Most recently she worked at 9News in Denver and before that for 10 years at CNN in Atlanta. During her career she served in many capacities from management to writing and producing newscasts and special projects. During her years at CNN she was an Executive Producer guiding show coverage during the Iraq Wars, Hurricane Katrina, also manning coverage during the shuttle Columbia disaster. In her roles at 9News she served as a show producer, show booker and later the news liaison and special projects coordinator and producer for the Komen Colorado Foundation’s ‘Race for the Cure’ and the Bonfils annual blood drive, ‘Drive for Life’.
Chris Pettigrew is the night side executive producer at Denver7, the ABC affiliate in Denver. He manages the complete editorial life cycle from pitch to production, including supervising crews in the field and in the newsroom. Using a combination of cutting edge social discovery tools, analytics, and character-driven stories to drive audience growth and connect with Colorado viewers.
Chris came to Denver in 2016 after being a senior producer at CNN Worldwide for 6 years. He supervised the HLN Production unit, which is a team of editors, animators, photographers and writers who work on content for network-wide initiatives.
Previously, Chris played an integral role launching HLN's social-first brand, The Daily Share. He also helped launch Making it in America, Raising America, and the “instant hit” court of public opinion show, After Dark on HLN.
Prior to joining HLN, Chris served as a broadcast producer at CNN International, covering the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya and Syria, and the Chile mining disaster.
Before moving to Atlanta in 2010 to work for CNN, Chris worked at The Pentagon Channel in Washington, D.C., a U.S. Department of Defense public affairs channel targeted at service members and their families. He came to The Pentagon Channel via WJLA/Newschannel 8, where he produced several daily newscasts.
Chris is a native of San Diego, California and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in European Studies and a French minor. He earned a M.A.in broadcast journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.
Alex leads communications and public relations for Ibotta, Inc., headquartered in downtown Denver. Ibotta (“I bought a…”) is one of the 15 most widely-used shopping apps in the world; its 20 million users have earned $200 million in cash back on their everyday purchases. Prior to Ibotta, Alex managed PR and communications for three years at Facebook, Inc., based in Menlo Park, CA, where he supported and promoted the work of the media partnerships team across the news, entertainment and sports verticals. Before jumping into PR, Alex was a field producer at CNN, in New York and Atlanta, where he spent more than a decade covering general assignment, science & technology, and severe weather stories. He also spent four years as a show producer in special projects for sister network, CNN International. Alex holds a degree in political science from Haverford College just outside Philadelphia, PA, and lives with his wife and two children in Highlands Ranch, CO.