Respected reporter to leave Denver Post for job with AP

One of Colorado’s best up-and-coming reporters is leaving The Denver Post to cover politics in Illinois for the Associated Press, according to an AP report today:

Sara Burnett, an award-winning political reporter who has covered presidential campaigns and congressional elections in the battleground state of Colorado, has been hired to cover Illinois politics for The Associated Press.

The appointment was announced Monday by Central Regional Editor David Scott and Illinois News Editor Hugh Dellios. She will join a team of reporters, including Springfield, Ill., Correspondent Christopher Wills, in the coverage of state government and politics in Illinois.

Burnett, who worked at the Rocky when it closed, was a smart and hard-working reporter who earned the respect of fellow journalists.

She’ll be missed by everyone, across the political spectrum, who cares about quality journalism in Colorado.


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