9News Morning News Anchor
Gary Shapiro is an Anchor at 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado.
He joined 9NEWS in 1983 as the Boulder Bureau Reporter, and in 1989 became the anchor of the 9NEWS Morning Shows.
Gary is originally from Nebraska and earned his degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He also has a Master’s of Science in Mass Communications from Iowa State University in Ames. His broadcast career has taken him from Kearney, Nebraska to Omaha, Des Moines, Wichita and then to Denver.
Besides his anchoring and reporting duties at 9NEWS, Gary has produced a number of TV specials and documentaries. He did an in-depth report on the Five Points neighborhood in Denver and also produced a behind the scenes look at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
He traveled to Italy and Poland to do a documentary on Pope John Paul II before the Pontiff’s visit to Denver in 1993. More recently, Gary produced and anchored an award winning documentary on the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Gary has won numerous awards including Emmys, Best of Gannett and awards from the Colorado Broadcaster's Association. He also won the coveted Edward R. Murrow award for documentary reporting.
Gary has two children and lives in the metro area with his wife Katie.
KUSA, virtual and VHF digital channel 9, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed in Denver, Colorado. The station is owned by Tegna Inc., as part of an agreement with MyNetworkTV affiliate KTVD (channel 20, which rebroadcasts KUSA's signal on UHF digital channel 19.5 using virtual channel 9.4). The two stations share studios on East Speer Boulevard in Denver's Speer neighborhood. KUSA's transmitter is located atop Lookout Mountain, near Golden.
Events featuring Gary Shapiro
Wednesday, Oct 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Gary Shapiro has seen it all. From his humble beginnings In Nebraska, he has been a reporter, writer and, producer for live newscasts for nearly 40 years. And he's still going strong! Gary began his career working with 2 inch, then 1 inch film and rode the newsroom evolution through 3/4 tape machines all the way through digital, HD and smart phone technology. As a senior anchor at 9News he is perfectly suited to talk about how news gathering and reporting has shifted over the years. Hear about some of the challenges he faced in the field, his coverage of those last minute and attention grabbing breaking stories and to the award winning producing and reporting that has resonated with viewers throughout the years. This is a rare and riveting opportunity to learn from someone who has maintained a long and illustrious career in the news business!