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Robert Tann

Robert Tann is the county government, education and housing reporter for the Summit Daily News. He joined in December 2022 and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Before moving to Summit County, Robert was a reporter for Colorado Community Media where he covered local politics, education, business and more for communities across the Denver Metro area and Front Range. During his time there, Robert won a first place regional award from the Society of Professional Journalists for political reporting.

Robert also served as an investigative reporting fellow for News21 during summer 2021. The program, based out of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix, Ariz., sent journalists across the U.S. for an in-depth series on the impacts of COVID-19. For the series, Robert co-authored a multimedia report on the pandemic’s effects on food insecurity and traveled to rural areas in northern Arizona to urban cities in southern Florida. The series placed as a finalist in the 2021 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards.

Robert’s passion for journalism began when he was a student at CU Boulder where he served as a staff writer and eventually as editor-in-chief of the online student paper, the CU Independent. During his time as a student, he also interned and freelanced for several Colorado media outlets including The Colorado Sun, Colorado Politics and the Daily Camera in Boulder.

When not reporting, Robert enjoys skiing on fresh powder days, reading an enthralling book or seeing the latest movies with friends.

Recent Articles

February 1, 2023 - Summit School District meeting sees swell of support for LGBTQ+ resolution while others remain opposed

January 31, 2023 - Summit County officials discuss further reforms to parking, shuttle system for Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch trails

January 31, 2023 - Summit County’s short-term rental regulations face further adjustments two weeks before commissioners take final vote

January 29, 2023 - Breckenridge honors pioneering Black civil rights advocate and entrepreneur Barney Ford ahead of Black History Month

January 29, 2023 - Winners of 32nd International Snow Sculpture Championships announced in Breckenridge following 94 hours of hand-carved artistry

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