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Brent Gardner-Smith

Brent Gardner-Smith

News Director, All Things Considered Host

Brent first moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1982 after graduating from college in his native California. His primary goal in life at that point was to secure a full-season ski pass and a job in radio, both of which remain important to him today!

He began his radio career as a rock DJ, copywriter and producer at KSPN, Aspen. He then went on to work at KSNO, Aspen, where he worked as a DJ and a news reporter, at WMVY, Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard, where he served as news director, and at Aspen Public Radio, where he was executive director from 2003 to 2007.

Brent’s journalism career also includes working as a reporter at the Aspen Daily News, The Aspen Times, and at Aspen Journalism, which he founded in 2011 and where he served as a reporter, editor and executive director until mid-2021.

He has a master’s degree in journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. And his reporting has been recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, the Colorado Press Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.