Nathan Heffel

Reporter/All Things Considered Host

I’ve has always been fascinated with radio, from competing in the 'radio broadcasting' category for my middle school forensics team, to DJ'ing a late night college radio show at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where I earned my Political Science degree. 

Most recently I was the Public Affairs/ News Manger at KUVO FM as well as the local Denver host of PRI’s “The Takeaway” [a morning news show]. I started my career as an Assistant Producer for the multi-award winning Kelly, Mudflap and JoJo Morning Show on KYGO FM.

I’ve covered many local events including the Windsor, CO tornado, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and the 2010 Four Mile Canyon fire.  



Thu September 6, 2012
Wildfire Science

Greeley Water And The Conundrum Of The Contaminated Poudre

The normally pristine Poudre River near the Milton Seaman Reservoir is now black with soot and ash.
USDA-Creative Commons

It’s been ten years since the Hayman fire, and Denver water officials are still dealing with the fire’s impact to its water supply. In Northern Colorado, water managers are just beginning to assess the damage to their complex system of reservoirs and holding ponds following this summer’s wildfires. 

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Fri August 31, 2012

With Little Moisture In Sight, Boulder County Enacts New Fire Ban

Twilight in Gold Hill. A photo taken shortly after containment of the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire.
Nathan Heffel


Wed August 29, 2012

DIA South Terminal Construction Reaches Significant Milestone

Construction equipment stands ready to break ground on the DIA South Terminal Project at a ceremony in 2010.
Nathan Heffel

Denver International Airport officials along with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock celebrated what they called a significant milestone in the development of the airport's South Terminal.

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Wed August 29, 2012

As Political Conventions Take Over Primetime, Campaigns Head Online

A screen capture of an 'in-stream ad' for Mitt Romney on YouTube.
  • Nathan Heffel reporting for Morning Edition

As the Republican National Convention takes over prime time TV this week, and the Democratic National Convention starts next week, politics are clearly in the spotlight. Political campaigns are flooding broadcast television, but they’re also diving deeper into social media to find perspective voters.

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Tue August 21, 2012