Reynelda Muse

1997 Inductee

Award-winning News4 anchorwoman Reynelda Muse has been a leader throughout her distinguished television career. She started in Denver in 1968, fresh out of Ohio State University where she earned a B.A. in English. Less than a year after joining the station (Then KOA-TV), Reynelda became the first woman and the first African-American to anchor a television newscast in Colorado. She was lured away by Ted Turner in 1980 to become one of the founding anchors at CNN, and returned to News4 in 1984.

Reynelda’s career has been marked by several milestones and honors. She was the first woman to win the prestigious Rex Howell Memorial Broadcaster of the Year Award. This award is given to the broadcast journalist who has led by example and done much to call attention to the Colorado broadcasting industry through community involvement and journalistic excellence.

Reynelda has been actively involved with the arts community and is the spokesperson for Arts for Colorado. Additionally, she produced a weekly feature, “City Beat”, that focused on the arts and has served on several advisory councils, including the Mayor’s Commission on the Arts, Culture and Film, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival Board, and the Metro State College Center for the Visual Arts, and the Denver International Film Society Board.

In addition to her work at News4 and CNN, Reynelda was co-host of “Smith and Muse” on KRMA and host of “American Skyline” on Pacific Mountain Network in Denver. She received an Emmy Award for her documentary on Egypt and Pharaoh Ramses II and is a multiple Heartland Region Emmy Nominee for other works.