John Ferrugia

2007 Inductee

John Ferrugia came to KMGH in 1992, continuing an award-winning career that has taken him from the Great Wall in China, to war-torn Beirut, to Vatican City. He has experience covering stories involving Prime Ministers, the Pope, and the President, many times on Air Force One. John has been honored with television journalism’s most prestigious awards, including the Dupont-Columbia Award, two George Foster Peabody Awards, and a national Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award.

His investigation into the sexual assaults of female cadets at the US Air Force Academy has brought national recognition, Congressional hearings, and a complete change of leadership at one of the world’s most prestigious military institutions.

In 1980 John was a Washington correspondent for CBS News, covering the presidential inauguration of Ronald Reagan; later he was named a White House correspondent and traveled with the President – covering the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, and the economic summits in London and Williamsburg. In 1985 he was the principal anchor for “West 57th” news magazine, reporting from around the world to cover issues including the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

John came to Denver in 1989 to anchor the news at KCNC; three years later he joined KMGH where he developed his signature report: “The Ferrugia File.” He has a longstanding and undisputed record of seeking and reporting the truth, of setting the highest journalistic standards and for personal integrity. He says, “I feel I have an obligation to use my talents in some way to improve the community I work and live in.”