Longtime 91.5 KRCC News Director, Andrea Chalfin, is taking over as host of the station's daily broadcast of Morning Edition, NPR's flagship news magazine program. She replaces Shawn Rosvold, who has hosted the show since February of 2014.
Chalfin brings more than decade of experience as a reporter and broadcaster to the role. Since 2008, she has helmed 91.5 KRCC's news department, overseeing the station's coverage of the Pikes Peak Region and Southern Colorado. Her reporting has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television and Digital News Association, and Public Radio News Directors Inc., and has been heard on NPR, BBC, and other public radio stations across the state and the country.
"I'm very excited to have Andrea in this new role," says station manager Tammy Terwelp. "She brings the journalistic skills needed for us to stay competitive and serve our audience with a deeper connection."
As Morning Edition host, Chalfin will contribute top-of-the-hour live newscasts and continue to direct the station's local news coverage.
"I'm looking forward to this opportunity to not only shepherd a growing news operation, but also to help shape the sound of the most important program of the day," says Chalfin.
Program Director Jeff Bieri adds that he expects Chalfin's news experience will enable 91.5 KRCC to continue to develop the local profile of the morning drive-time program.
"NPR’s Morning Edition is the gold standard of national news magazines," Bieri explains, "and it will be enhanced even further by Andrea’s contribution of local news and her on air presence."
As for outgoing host Shawn Rosvold, he says he's retiring from broadcasting after a long career in radio.
"After nearly 50 years in the broadcast business, my final station, 91.5 KRCC, has been probably my favorite station to work at," says Rosvold. He adds that he'll miss the Morning Edition program, but "certainly won't miss my alarm clock going off at 4am."
Station Manager Tammy Terwelp expresses gratitude for Rosvold's time at the station, and for his willingness to endure those early mornings.
"Shawn was an amazing gift to 91.5 KRCC; it is not often you have a major market talent willing to get up at 4am every day to serve a public radio audience," she remarks, adding "I'm really grateful to have had Shawn be a part of our station and wish him well in retirement."
Rosvold will remain connected to 91.5 KRCC, and will likely fill in as a substitute Morning Edition host on occasion.