Paula Woodward

2006 Inductee

Paula Woodward, Investigative Reporter for 9Wants to Know, joined KUSA in Denver in 1977. During her career she has contributed to investigations which have touched on workers compensation statutes, city employee performance, the dismissal of fire and police chiefs, and inspired a multi-jurisdictional internet predator sting. Tough, relentless, strategic and motivated are words often used to describe her and, after nearly 30 years on the air in Denver, her name has a mental image that often evokes a bit of fear from anyone she calls for an interview. Paula’s motivation is to make a difference in the community, not only as a “champion for the little guy,” but also as a champion of all citizens by going after government waste in the metro area and the State. She really cares, and viewers trust her. In her ongoing commitment to community service, Paula also presents a weekly segment offering legal referrals and advice in conjunction with the Denver Bar Association. She is the recipient of more than 22 regional Emmy awards, and a national Edward R. Murrow award for Investigative Journalism, among numerous other awards. Paula is a native of Montana and received her Bachelors degree from Montana State University; before starting her career as a reporter for KDEN radio in Denver, Paula taught school.