Jackie Hai | KUNC

Jackie Hai

Digital Editor

As KUNC's digital editor, I shape the online presence and visual presentation of our news coverage. I make our content accessible across various platforms, including the web, podcasts and social media, create data visualizations and take and edit photos and videos.

I believe in journalism as a reflection of our experiences through the stories we tell and a tool for navigating the complex truths that make us more informed, engaged members of society. My goal is to help elevate the many voices of Northern Colorado and build sustaining relationships between KUNC and the communities we live, work and play in.

I moved to Colorado from the New England coast, where I was born, by way of the deserts of Arizona, where I was a senior digital editor at KJZZ Phoenix and multimedia specialist at ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in journalism in 2009.

I also formerly served on the board of directors for the non-profit Journalism That Matters and have presented at a public radio conference as part of a panel on community engagement.

When not on the job, I can usually be found exploring the outdoors or working on creative projects with my partner, relaxing with our dog and two cats, cooking a new recipe or making music with the Loveland Concert Band.

Jackie Hai / KUNC

While many communities have canceled their Fourth of July celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, here are some places along the Front Range and in Northern Colorado where you can still watch fireworks light up the night sky — from a safe social distance, of course.


Hop on Interstate 25 in Denver, drive an hour north and you'll find yourself in the middle of one of the country's fastest-growing regions: Northern Colorado. But where exactly does it start? Where does it end?

Earlier this month, we invited six residents from Fort Collins, Greeley, Evans, Loveland and Wellington to KUNC's offices to help answer that question.

Amanda Manoa with magpies
Jackie Hai / KUNC

It's the busy season for wildlife rescuers, with the greatest number of injured or orphaned animals coming in during the summer months. But how do you stop baby birds from imprinting on their human caretakers before being released back into the wild?

One wildlife center in Longmont has a feathery solution.