Published: Nov. 6, 2023

KIm ChristiansenAs the lead anchor of Denver’s 9News broadcast, Kim Christiansen (Jour’84) has earned a reputation as a trusted source for news.

“Kim Christiansen’s superpower is her empathy...She cares about people,” said 9News colleague Chris Vanderveen (Jour’96). 

Kim also is a huge CU Boulder supporter. As a journalism student in the 1980s, she credits the foundational writing and reporting skills she gained at CU with helping her land her first job at 9News. 

She’s also a parent to her son and recent graduate Tanner Feith (Mktg’23). Since 2016, the nine-time Emmy Award winner has dedicated hours of her time to CU Boulder’s annual Alumni Awards Ceremony as emcee and video narrator.

For her efforts, the Alumni Association gave her theAlumni Recognition Award during the 94th awards ceremony Nov. 2. Eight other alumni also received awards at the ceremony, which kicked off Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 2–4.

See videos of all Alumni Award winners, plus other Homecoming 2023 highlights, at

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Photo courtesy Kim Christiansen