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Tess Novotny

Producer for Colorado Edition

Email: tess.novotny@kunc.org
Twitter: @tess_novotny

As a producer for Colorado Edition, I pitch segment ideas, pre-interview guests, craft scripts and cut audio. I also write tweets, build web posts and occasionally host.

I focus on bringing rural voices and issues to Colorado Edition. I see a clear bridge between holding small town power accountable and building faith in our media and democratic institutions. I want to cross that bridge, and I want to bring everyone — big city isolates and small-town lifers — along, too.

Before coming to Colorado, I worked at Oregon Public Broadcasting where I was a producer for a live, daily radio talk show called “Think Out Loud.” I also spent a year reporting on crime and courts for The Klamath Falls Herald and News in rural southern Oregon.

I grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2018 with Bachelors of Arts in journalism and political science. I first dipped into radio by hosting a weekly music show as "DJ Nebulon" on my campus station, KWVA.

When I’m not producing, I am discovering local music venues, hiking with friends and reading novels on local brewery patios.