Former KUSA Reporter Gets Denver Station Logo Etched on Tombstone

By Kevin Eck 

Ron Mitchell worked at KUSA in Denver for more than 25 years before retiring in 1995.

“He championed stories about people who had no voice, and Ron was the guy who decided [that] this person needs to be heard and we need to go tell that story,” Mark Koebrich, former KUSA anchor and Mitchell’s colleague told the Denver NBC affiliate. “He valued truth and trust, and that’s why we valued Ron so much. He was just a very special person.”

Mitchell died at age 75 in 2016 and his family wanted to honor Mitchell’s dedication to local TV.


“When we were talking about the marker, there were some microphones and things, and we got to thinking that was a part of his life but TV was the biggest part,” said Ron’s wife Judie Mitchell. “[We] talked to Tim Ryan [now 9NEWS director of content], and he gave use permission to have the 9NEWS logo, so that was really special.”

“Like a flower to its vase, Ron Mitchell and 9NEWS will always be connected,” wrote the station. “He was a man who never wanted the spotlight but always cherished loyalty.”