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Danielle Chavira joined the CBS4 team in 2016 as a writer and producer. She made the switch to work with the digital team a little more than a year later. Danielle contributes to daily news coverage on all digital media platforms in the newsroom.
After leaving her hometown of Mesa, Arizona, she graduated from New Mexico State University in 2010. She prides herself in graduating from the News22 KRWG-TV program at NMSU in which a group of student journalists produced a live 30 minute newscast three days a week. There Danielle learned the basics of television journalism and found her calling. She started as general assignment reporter and later worked as a weather reporter, news anchor and graduated as the executive producer.
Danielle decided to study at NMSU because it’s her mother’s alma mater, and 90 percent of her extended family lives in Las Cruces. For the next six years after graduation, she would work in El Paso and Albuquerque.
Danielle first came to Denver in 2010 for a National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention. It was then, she was reaffirmed in her passion for fulfilling her dream of working in Denver. Danielle’s favorite thing to do in Denver is run. She’s about to complete her fourth half-marathon and loves how the altitude makes her stronger. She also loves camping and trying to learn how to flyfish from her boyfriend.
Danielle believes family comes first. In fact, her favorite song is “Family is Family” by Kacey Musgraves. She has two younger brothers, two sisters-in-law and three (adorable) nieces. She adores them and will talk your ear off about them if you let her.
Just The Facts
Position: Digital Media Producer
Year hired: 2016
Alma Mater: New Mexico State University
Why I am journalist: I want to help people be more informed in their daily lives.
Dream interview: Jennifer Lopez
Proudest journalistic moment: Winning an Emmy
Role model: My mom. She’s a double major in Business, but left that industry to work in education.
Dream job: Digital media for the Arizona Cardinals
Job you would never attempt: Anything dealing with science
Star sign: Leo
First TV appearance: 2008ish – I was a reporter for KRWG-TV (the PBS affiliate at NMSU)
First story: My first memorable story was about how the university was taking steps toward sustainability.
Favorite story: Hard to decide, but I do love giraffes.
Favorite musician: Kacey Musgraves (hands down)
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Hobbies: Running, cooking, camping
Favorite food: Basically anything spicy
Number of siblings: Two
Number of pets: One
Favorite sports team: AZ Cardinals
Favorite author: Jodi Picoult
Favorite vacation spot: So far, Puerto Peñasco
What one word best describes CBS4: Hardworking
Least favorite household chore: Bathroom
Favorite noise: A baby laughing
Least favorite noise: Snoring
What music are you streaming? A whole lot of stuff from Kacey to Pepe Aguilar to Frankie Valli to Radiohead
What keeps you in Colorado? My dream. I’ve always wanted to live here.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken? Falling in love
Who would play you in a movie? Hopefully Jessica Alba