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DOMINIC DEZZUTTI NAMED HOST OF COLORADO PUBLIC TELEVISION’S “COLORADO INSIDE OUT”

DOMINIC DEZZUTTI NAMED HOST OF COLORADO PUBLIC TELEVISION’S “COLORADO INSIDE OUT”


April 4, 2013 - Denver, CO – Colorado Public Television (CPT12, PBS) will feature its Director of Production and past guest host, Dominic Dezzutti, as the new permanent host for Colorado Inside Out, beginning with this week’s show on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Dezzutti replaces former host Raj Cohan who left the program to work for Weld County District Attorney, Ken Buck.

Dezzutti has a long history of live and pre-taped production and hosting experience beginning 17 years ago this week as an intern on Colorado Inside Out. The move solidifies the program’s strong lineup of talented and well-informed panelists who together with the host deliver spot-on commentary and analysis of the week’s news.

“Dominic Dezzutti has elevated the quality and broadened the scope of this program by having a strong bead on the news events that Coloradoans are talking about and by creating a great team of well-informed and engaging panelists,” said Kim Johnson, Chief Operating Officer and Interim General Manager for CPT12. “Colorado Inside Out is one of our flagship series, and we are proud of the fact that it is considered a ‘must see’ public affairs program each week.”

Colorado Inside Out has garnered many awards in its 21 year history on CPT12. The program has been nominated for a Heartland Emmy for “Best Interview or Discussion Program” consecutively for the past five years, winning the Emmy three of those years.

The program has also received honors from the Colorado Broadcasters Association’s “Awards of Excellence.” In addition to its weekly discussion of current events, the program has gained notoriety for its “Time machine” specials, in which the program tackles issues and headlines from Colorado’s distant past. The “time machine” has visited 1858, 1912, 1927, 1935, 1951, 1959 and later this year it will head back to 1973.

“We have had the great privilege of having our panelists and past hosts of Colorado Inside Out elevate the program to where it is today,” offered Dezzutti. “I’m simply honored to be able to be a part of a show that has provided thoughtful analysis for over 21 years.”

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