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Will Holden is an award-winning web editor for KDVR and KWGN. He comes to the sister stations after stops in newspapers, multimedia and network TV

He was an executive producer and columnist at the MountainWest Sports Network, covered college football and anchored an AP award-winning high school football webcast at the Riverside Press-Enterprise and covered Montana State athletics at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He also spent time at the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune and Kitsap Sun in the Pacific Northwest.

Holden has been awarded for his feature, news and column writing by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. He was also named Sportswriter of the Year by the Montana Newspapers Association in 2009 and 2010.

Recent Articles
  • Those in the courtroom rise as the jury enters to deliver their first verdict in the penalty phase for the Aurora theater shooter on July 23, 2015.

    Jury finds aggravation, death penalty still possible for theater shooter

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Phase one in the sentencing hearing in the Aurora theater shooting case came to an end on Thursday, with the jury finding that the act of murder was committed with aggravating factors. The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office presented five of Colorado’s 17 statutory aggravating factors to the jury — that the murder 1) led to the death of multiple victims, 2) involved the intentional killing of a child under 12 years of age, 3) caused a risk of […]

  • A view of the jury box, right, inside Courtroom 201, where jury selection in the trial of Aurora movie theater shootings defendant James Holmes is to begin on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, pool)

    ‘Newsweek’ prints juror’s name, banned from theater shooting courtroom

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Newsweek and one of its reporters were banned from an Arapahoe County District courtroom, where the Aurora theater shooting trial was ongoing Wednesday morning, after it was confirmed both the reporter and outlet published the name of a juror in the case. While he has granted media access to the case, going so far as to allow one camera into the courtroom so that media outlets can stream the proceedings live, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour Jr. has set strict orders […]

  • Demaryius Thomas (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Broncos reach agreement with Demaryius Thomas, $43.5M guaranteed

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have reached an agreement on a new contract with Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on a five-year deal. The deal is worth $70 million, with the key provision being that is comes with $43.5 million of guaranteed money, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Less than a half hour earlier, wide receiver Dez Brant signed a similar five-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys also worth $70 million. But Bryant was offered slightly more in guaranteed money […]

  • DA George Brauchler cross examines Dr. Raquel Gur, who declared James Holmes insane at the time of the Aurora theater shooting, on July 10, 2015.

    Defense rests in theater shooting trial, DA won’t present rebuttal

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The defense team in the Aurora theater shooting trial rested their case on Friday morning, and the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office indicated it will not present a rebuttal case. “The people don’t see a reason to put on a rebuttal case,” District Attorney George Brauchler told the court Friday morning. The next step major step in the trial process is closing arguments, which have been scheduled for the morning of July 14. You can watch next week’s closing […]

  • Expert witness declares theater shooter was insane at time of crime

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — She rambled at times, especially when the Arapahoe County District Attorney began their cross examination late in the day. But Dr. Raquel Gur was succinct when asked her opinion on the cause of the July 20, 2012 Aurora theater shooting, which left 12 dead and 70 others injured. “Save for the existence of a psychotic illness, it would not have happened,” the expert witness said on Tuesday, day 44 of the death penalty trial. Declared by the […]

  • Penny May (Photo: City of Denver)

    Mayor reassigns Human Services head after department faces scrutiny

    DENVER — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, reelected to a second term in May, announced several departmental changes Wednesday, including the appointment of a new head of Denver Department of Human Services. Penny May, the former Executive Director of Human Services, has been reassigned to serve as Hancock’s Deputy Chief of Staff, while Don Mares will take over her vacated position. The move comes after two state reviews of the Department of Human Services under May’s watch, including one that stemmed from the death […]

  • Dr. Jonathan Woodcock takes the stand in the Aurora theater shooting trial on June 25, 2015.

    DA lambasts credentials of psychiatrist who dubbed theater shooter insane

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Voices raised inside an Arapahoe County District Court room Thursday, as the defense team for the Aurora theater shooter began the presentation of their case almost three years after the attack that left 12 dead and another 70 injured. But it was Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler who was responsible for the raised decibel level. Tensions started to peak after lead defense attorney Dan King spent most of the day benignly questioning his second witness, Dr. Jonathan Woodcock. The psychiatrist interviewed […]

  • Emmanuel Mudiay, 5, shoots the ball during a game against Team USA on April 12, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: Sam Forencich / Getty Images)

    Denver Nuggets take Emmanuel Mudiay with 7th pick in NBA Draft

    NEW YORK — In a somewhat surprise move, the Denver Nuggets were able to select point guard Emmanuel Mudiay with the seventh overall pick of the NBA draft Thursday night. In the weeks leading up to the draft, most projected Mudiay, a Congolese-American who spent last season playing professional basketball in China, to be selected higher. In fact, some experts suggested he might have been the No. 1 overall pick had he decided to declare for the 2014 draft. One potential reason that […]

  • The streets were flooded in Denver's Five Points neighborhood near 24th St. and Champa St. on the evening of June 24, 2015. (Photo: Meño Gomez)

    Flash flooding hits Metro Denver after heavy storm, tornado scare

    DENVER — The National Weather Service issued tornado and flash flood warnings for Denver and several surrounding counties Wednesday afternoon. Some of those warnings had expired by Wednesday evening, but flooding was expected to remain a concern for a most of Metro Denver late into the night. Channel 2 Weather Tracker Daryl Orr snapped a photo shortly before 5 p.m. of what appeared to be a funnel cloud near the intersection of E-470 and 6 Avenue, which is in East Denver. Channel 2’s Tak Landrock […]

  • Big cats

    WATCH: Boulder house cat enjoys close encounter with mountain lion

    BOULDER, Colo. — Curiosity killed the cat? Well, not this time — perhaps thanks to a thin pane of glass and a man with a camera. Earlier this week, Tom Mabe posted a video that he said was shot from inside his friend’s home in Boulder. It shows one of his friend’s two house cats curiously observing a fellow feline — a mountain lion at least twice its size — outside the window. For what it’s worth, the mountain lion appears to be the […]