Andrea Chalfin is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition on KRCC Radio and is the managing editor for the KRCC news department.

Andrea came to KRCC in 2008 by way of Missouri. She’s responsible for KRCC’s overall news presence, and oversees a cadre of freelancers and students.  Her award-winning work has been heard on NPR, The World (PRI), and the BBC. Listen to Andrea at 91.5 FM or

Adam Uhernik has been a multimedia journalist for KKTV since October 2016. He is a Pueblo native, and graduate of CSU-Pueblo. Before moving back to Pueblo, he was a news anchor in Rapid City, South Dakota and North Platte, Nebraska. Currently, Adam covers the Pueblo market for KKTV.

Mike Macias has been a photojournalist for KRDO NewsChannel 13 since June of 2014, bringing stories from across Southern Colorado into your living room each and every night.

2 articles to which Macias has contributed: article 1, article 2


Regan Foster is Lifestyle editor and reporter at The Pueblo Chieftain, with more than a decade of experience as a print and broadcast journalist, editor, social media-savvy marketing expert, technical writer, forensic investigator, supervisor and mentor. She is a kids’ advocate, equestrienne, would-be musician, homesteader, runner and lover of life. (Sample article)

Luke Lyons grew up in Pueblo, graduating from Pueblo County High School. He attended Colorado State University-Pueblo where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communication with an emphasis in electronic media.  Lyons is also an aspiring filmmaker who enjoys watching movies, and even creating his own short, independent films.  Lyons has been working for The Pueblo Chieftain since the end of 2016.

2 articles from Lyons: article 1, article 2

Anthony Mestas was born and raised in Pueblo, and covers Pueblo County government and higher education for the Pueblo Chieftain. He spent 10 years as a correspondent covering the Lower Arkansas Valley and the Spanish Peaks Area before being assigned to Pueblo in 2012.


Christopher May received his first camera when he was nine years old and has enjoyed capturing the beauty of the world around him ever since.  Currently the Photographer-in-Residence at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, May is also a contributing member of Southern Colorado Photographic Society and Pueblo Art Guild and has won numerous awards won at Pueblo Art Guild shows including Juror’s Choice Award for Winter Wonderland show – January, 2017. Images by Christopher May:  Chieftain Published 1.

Reesa Fitzpatrick is video editor for the Professional Bull Riders’ Association. A CSU Pueblo alum, Reesa creates videos for in-arena, social media, broadcast commercials, and sponsorships. She also creates many of the motion graphics she uses in her edits. Production sample

Tom Urdiales is the owner of Hippocampus Productions, a company he started in 2009. He primarily focuses on commercials for southern Colorado businesses. Tom has created commercials for many local businesses including Root Republic, Pueblo Bank and Trust and Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation. Hippocampus Productions has created custom advertising campaigns for Dave Solon Nissan, Minnequa Works Credit Union, American Home Mortgage, Pueblo Athletic Club, and Associated in Women’s Health Care.


Zach Werkowitch is the community relations coordinator for History Colorado. In his role he handles the marketing and communications of El Pueblo History Museum as well as seven other community museums statewide. Zach has been with History Colorado for about a year but has been pivotal in establishing social media integration for each museum he represents.

Pulp 360 Series – Ashley with the Pueblo PULP is giving followers a one-of-a-kind view of southern Colorado attractions with a new series – Pueblo 360 – which creeped into our newsfeeds sometime around November 2017.  Taking watchers on adventures to destinations like the Dillon Ice Castles to Bishop’s Castle  and Yule Log hunting in Beulah to the Manitou Incline. (Click photo for sample)

Tim Zercher received his MBA from CSU Pueblo in 2015, after which he started building his own business, EasySocial. Zercher has built EasySocial into a formative organization, hiring multiple staff members and retaining clients including Integrity Dental, Solar Roast Coffee and the CSU Pueblo Foundation. Website:

CSU Pueblo Give Day Team – The 2017 Give Day for CSU-Pueblo was a huge success, gaining contributions  from 665 donors totalling more than $38,000 raised in a 24-hour period. The Give Day event was fully online and solicited donations through social media and email solicitations. Donations originated from 26 states, throughout Colorado and one donation from Tasmania.


Ally Sullivan has been into art and loved to draw since she was a child, but has been designing since 1998. Ally holds a certificate in Digital Design as well as an Associates of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design.  She has designed websites, event material, logos and corporate branding and publications for several companies – both local and national – including the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce, Friendly Harbor Community Center, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, and Masterpiece Puzzle Company.

Riki Takaoka is a freelance illustrator born in Honolulu Hawaii who moved to Colorado when he was 12, and lived here ever since.  Riki has worked on many projects ranging from Band Posters, T-shirt Design, Pop-up Illustrations for Magazines (including comics), Storybook Illustration, and Courtroom Sketching.  Some of his past and current clients are Hi-Tech, News 11 (Southern Colorado), The Onion, The Wallaby, Qpop shop, Pueblo Pulp, Lampost Publishing, summit music hall, and also have been sought out by, industries such as Paramount, and Starz.


Safety Jam is a free festival that promotes and educates the public on safety and safe practices. A great time for the whole family, it features a combination of fun and education, including car seat checks and a bicycle rodeo.

Donielle Gonzales serves as Tourism Director for the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, coordinating services for thousands of out-of-town visitors to events and attractions each year as well as providing creative marketing & business collaborations between Pueblo’s tourism attractions. Donielle has initiated multiple PR/marketing campaigns in recent years to include the Spice Up Spring Pueblo Chile Recipe Competition, the Slopper Stop Tour and the very successful #visitpueblo Summer Bucket List Challenge. Encouraging locals to enjoy all things great within their own “backyard” (and share it) is a constant motivator for Donielle.

Jillian Maes was promoted to director of marketing and communications at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in October 2017. She previously served as a communications and marketing specialist for six years at St. Mary-Corwin and seven years at St. Thomas More in Canon City. In her new role, she has assumed the leadership over the combined marketing team at St. Mary-Corwin and St. Thomas More. JIllian optimizes the value of marketing and communications for patients, associates, physicians, volunteers and board members at both medical facilities.

Erin Hergert White has been the Director of Marketing & Communications at Pueblo Community College for ten years and oversees internal campus communications, external public relations, the Center for New Media, and the print shop.  Erin earned her MBA from CTU and her BA in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University.  Erin has also served as President of Southern Colorado Press Club.

Pueblo Zoo Marketing Team’s efforts are spearheaded by Marketing Manager Adam Davidson, who is known and respected throughout the Pueblo community for his creative talent, professionalism and advocacy in many area initiatives. Assisted by Lillian Dypold, Development Manager, and Abbie Krause, Executive Director, Adam has successfully captured the Pueblo audience, bringing them closer than ever to their animals and mission through modern branding, frequent Facebook lives, Creature Features, E-News, ZooNews and strategic community partnerships.


Jayne Mazur is Director of Philanthropy at the St. Mary-Corwin Health Foundation. Mazur has a long record of service to Pueblo non-profits, having previously been director of Catholic Charities for nine years and leading United Way of Pueblo for seven years.

Midori Clark is a TV journalist-turned-library administrator with a passion for highlighting the value and mission of public libraries. Clark is Director of Community Relations, Development and Strategic Initiatives at Pueblo City-County Library District. Her accomplishments include creating and managing the annual All Pueblo Reads literary project ( more than 40,000 participants in 2017), directing the Pueblo Library Foundation (which raised more than a $1 million for three new libraries built in Pueblo County in 2015), and leading the marketing team that helped quadruple program attendance at Pueblo’s libraries.

Laura Kelly, Chief Development/Foundation Officer for the Pueblo Community Health Center, oversees the grant writing and reporting, advertising and marketing, and community and press relations for the Center. She recruits and leads the PCHC Foundation board of directors in their efforts to raise money, most recently a capital project that raised $1.4 million. During her time at PCHC, she developed the dueling pianos annual fundraiser which has become a community favorite.

Martha Simmons is Executive Director of the Pueblo Community College Foundation. As the Foundation’s leader, Martha works tirelessly to raise awareness of and funding for the PCC Foundation. She oversees fundraising at the Pueblo, Cortez, and Fremont County campuses for PCC.  Martha also manages the PCC Foundation board, PCC Foundation Scholarship activities, and community/fundraising events.