Six Laid Off at KDVR Including Chief Meteorologist

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chris Dunn, veteran chief meteorologist for KDVR-Channel 31 in Denver, was among six staff members dismissed by the station yesterday in the latest round of budget cuts.

The Denver Post reports on the latest round of layoffs in Denver…
Dunn, a long-serving member of the Fox31 team, currently is nominated for multiple regional Emmys in the upcoming annual Heartland Chapter awards. Also pink-slipped were reporters Audra Ensign and Charlie Brennan, and three photographers and production staff members.

The six positions were eliminated due to the “budgetary/economic situation,” according to Dennis Leonard, VP and general manager of the combined KDVR and KWGN, who expressed regret at “having to cut while trying to build. That’s not what I came to Denver to do,” he said.

Dave Fraser, KWGN meteorologist, expands his duties to cover weather for both stations. Full article…