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Dusty Saunders worked at the Rocky Mountain News for 54 years as a copy boy, police reporter, city hall reporter, feature editor and covered the broadcasting beat as critic and columnist for more than 40 years.
He currently writes a Monday TV-radio sports column in The Denver Post.
Saunders was a founding member and past president of the Television Critics Association, a national organization made up of critics and columnists from major newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Canada.
A graduate of the University of Colorado Journalism School, Saunders is a recipient of the school’s Outstanding Alumni Award.
In 1993, Saunders was named Colorado Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists.
A former president of the Denver Press Club, he’s a member of the club’s Hall of Fame.
He has won several national honors including a Scripps-Howard Award for stories about a Denver TV station staging pit bull fights as part of news “sweeps” coverage.
Semi-retired, Saunders lives in Denver’s Congress Park area with wife Anita and Sandy, their lovable Portuguese Water Dog.