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Misty Montano

misty montano

Trustee, Heartland Regional Chapter

Misty Montano is the Digital Content Manager for 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. She is an Emmy award winning journalist who supports and teaches others to use and develop social media communities.

Since 2009 she has successfully integrated journalism with social media to provide information where and how people want to get it. She works to create social TV where TV, digital and social all work together to engage the 9NEWS journalists with the audience.

Montano won a regional Emmy for Interactivity in 2013 for her work producing Social TV which brought community members, experts and parents together for a live #SafeKids chat that was integrated into a live newscast.

She started her professional career at KCNC-TV in October of 2000. There she won her first regional Emmy for her work as an Assignment Editor. She successfully integrated her position on the news desk with social networks and is always looking for that next step, the next Internet tool, to keep relevant as a journalist.

She is a native of Nebraska who proudly cheers for the Nebraska Huskers. She received her B.A. in Media Communication from Hastings College.