We are very proud of the growth of our local news reporting here at KVNF in the last few years. Besides a daily local newscast, KVNF also offers sports reporting, environmental stories and in-depth coverage of issues affecting our listening community.
KVNF Interim News Director
Emily Guerin is KVNF's Interim News Director. She moved to Western Colorado in 2012 to work for High Country News, where she's currently a correspondent. Previously, she was a newspaper reporter in Maine.
She has also interned at Living on Earth, the weekly public radio show about science and the environment, and freelanced for Maine Public Radio.
KVNF Contributing Reporter
Marty Durlin hosts the local newscast and contributes features that air on KVNF. A writer, reporter and playwright currently living in Paonia, Colorado, she served as the station manager for KGNU in Boulder, Colorado for 21 years. Marty contributes to "Writers on the Range", a service of High Country News, and is a Delta County native. Her prestigious works include the plays, "Babbit", "Pollyana", and the completely original musical, "Beautiful Radiant Things".
KVNF Program Director
KVNF Morning News Host
Capital Coverage Reporter
Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for Rocky Mountain Community Radio stations, including KVNF, since 2006. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May, covering important bills, discussions, and the positions of our state legislators. Key stories for KVNF listeners she has covered this year include the state budget, proposed oil and gas legislation, and the passage of the Cottage Foods Act.
Julia Kumari Drapkin
Julia Kumari Drapkin was the lead producer for iSeeChange at KVNF, a public media experiment in community environmental science reporting funded by Localore, the Association for Independents in Radio, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Together with the KVNF staff, Julia is producing a multimedia dialogue between citizens and scientists and hopes to help listeners both understand their own experiences with the weather, and take pride in their local landscape and culture. Julia is an experienced radio, television, and multimedia producer. She has worked as a correspondent and multimedia producer for PRI's The World, Global Post, and the St. Petersburg Times, among others.
KVNF Sports Reporter
KVNF's Eric Goold brings us the latest on local sports across the Western Slope. Eric hosted the news for a time, and he is now covering regional sports, primarily in the North Fork Valley.