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Sam Bergum

I’m a senior producer at 9NEWS, producing the 10 p.m. show and helping lead our nightside team as a fill-in executive producer.

I also lead reporting around wildfires, climate change and emergency alerts, emphasizing solutions journalism. My award-winning reporting uncovering gaps in our nation’s emergency alert system is driving change at the federal level.

In my first job at ABC10 in Sacramento, I produced every dayside and nightside show. As a member of Tegna’s first class of the Producer In Residence program, I led the redesign of our 5 p.m. show to be more conversational, experimental and engaging.

I love crafting a show, finding the most compelling way to write a story and experimenting with ways to make our journalism serve our communities better.

Current Job Title

Senior Producer



Market Number



Denver, Colorado, United States

Year Graduated


Degree / Major

B.A. Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Previous Jobs:

Producer, 9NEWS (KUSA)
Producer-in-Residence, ABC10 (KXTV)
Intern, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (Los Angeles)
News Assistant, ABC7 (Los Angeles)
News Intern, NBCLA (Los Angeles)

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