Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper: Colorado's Next Governor?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter recently announced he won't run for reelection in 2010, leaving wide speculation about who will succeed him. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was in the midst of recording an interview with The Takeaway Wednesday afternoon when Ritter called Hickenlooper to talk about what the job entails.  Hickenlooper took the call, called us back, and strongly implied that he's considering running for governor.


John Hickenlooper


Jen Poyant

Comments [2]

Thank you Tom. We appreciate the compliment. It was an exciting moment for us and we appreciated that Mayor Hickenlooper kept his word and called us back!

Jan. 20 2010 01:03 PM
Tom Rothrock

This is an excellent example of solid reporting; John and Celeste immediately seized on continuing the story even though Mayor Hickenlooper could have delayed it when he got the call from the Governor. At the time it was "news in the making" which good, professional journalists have an instinct for; too many working in today's media don't and instead let their subjects 'lead' them to the story instead of the other way around.

I'd recommend that this clip should be used as a case study for those studying journalism or contemporary media.

Jan. 07 2010 08:34 PM

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