Brian Larson | KUNC

Brian Larson

Managing Editor

I oversee KUNC’s growing staff of reporters, assigning and editing the stories that you hear on your radio and in our podcast, Colorado Edition.

I’m one of the old-timers at KUNC, joining in 1993 as the local host of All Things Considered. Since then, I’ve worked through every job in the news department from host to reporter, news director and now managing editor.

Over the years, my work has received numerous awards from organizations like the Colorado Broadcasters Association, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. I’m proud to have played an integral role in elevating KUNC’s reporting work to the level of national recognition and training reporters that have moved on to other media careers including NPR.

When I’m not working, which my wife Tanya says I do all the time, I enjoy spending time with her fixing up our yard and home, playing guitar and getting out for the occasional round of golf.

Courtesy of Walker Stapleton for Governor, Polis for Colorado

The 2018 election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Among the local and statewide ballot questions, Colorado voters will also choose a new governor. With early voting now underway, KUNC's Brian Larson asked Boulder County Democratic Party chair Ellen Burnes and Larimer County Republican Party chair Bob Morain for their perspectives on the race.

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A steady stream of ballots has been flowing into the Secretary of State's office since early voting began in mid-October. Now with just over a week until the election, KUNC’s Brian Larson discusses a few of the ballot questions and the possible change of power at the statehouse with Larimer County Republican Party chair Bob Moraine and Boulder County Democratic Party chair Ellen Burnes.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has recognized the KUNC newsroom with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism. The awards were given in region three in the U.S., which includes Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Michael de Yoanna / KUNC

The KUNC newsroom was recognized with 3 Major Market awards for 2015 by the Colorado Broadcasters Association at their annual Awards of Excellence Banquet Saturday night.

Grace Hood / KUNC

From a national perspective, 2014 is seen as an election in which voters expressed their frustration with Democratic President Barack Obama and gridlock in Washington D.C., bringing a Republican majority to both the U.S. House and Senate. But in Colorado, the picture is more complicated.

Grace Hood / KUNC

A judge has ruled that a voter approved moratorium on fracking in Fort Collins violates state law.

Weld County

Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck emerged as the winner in Tuesday’s four-way primary election to become the Republican candidate in the 4th Congressional District.

Associated Press

KUNC’s news staff has been recognized with five Associated Press Television-Radio Association awards including a first place for Best Coverage of an Ongoing Story for September's flooding in Northern Colorado.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has recognized the KUNC newsroom with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism.


The Society of Professional Journalists has recognized KUNC with a Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in journalism for Breaking News Reporting.