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Anne Trujillo is the quarter-century anchor, all the more remarkable because she is a native Coloradan who still lives in the Littleton neighborhood where she grew up.
“I don’t like talking about age,” Trujillo demured, “but to stay at one TV station this long is unusual.”
When she started in the newsroom, “There was a manual typewriter; now everything is automated.” Many jobs have been eliminated, she observed. “In the past, everyone had a specialty and performed only one job.” Now, due to the economy, newsroom roles have reverted to “the way it was when a lot of us started in small markets, where you did everything.” They’re one-man bands again.
She heaps praise on the current Channel 7, saying “for the first time in decades we are so focused on journalism that it is refreshing,” a shift she attributes to the arrival of Darrell Brown and Byron Grandy. More…