Laura Frank

VP Journalism
Rocky Mountain PBS
Laura Frank is VP of Journalism at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. She was the founder of I-News, the nonprofit investigative news organization that merged with Rocky Mountain Public Media in 2013, the first such merger in the nation. She is a Denver native who spent 20 years reporting for newspapers, radio and public television around the country, specializing in investigative reporting and data analysis. Laura has trained hundreds of journalists for more than a dozen media organizations. She was a founding member of the Institute for Nonprofit News ( and now serves as its board chair. Her work has won awards in both broadcast and print, and led to changes in laws and lives.