Edward Sardella Personal Papers
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Ed Sardella, retired KUSA- Channel 9 senior editor was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame in 2002. Sardella worked at KUSA for more than 25 years. He started his career as a communications officer in the Marine Corps and worked in various sports and news broadcasting jobs in Oregon. He has been honored with numerous Emmys. In February 1976, Ed Sardella and John Rayburn anchored the weekday edition of 9NEWS at 10PM to the top of the ratings, overtaking longtime leader KMGH-TV. Rayburn was succeeded by Mike Landess in 1977. He would remain paired with Sardella as one of Denver's top anchor teams for 16 years until leaving for KUSA's sister station WXIA-TV in Atlanta in late 1993. Sardella retired from the anchor desk in 2000, but returned briefly to replace Jim Benemann, who left for KCNC.[
After his retirement, Ed beca,e a spokesman for Total Longterm Care. At caregiver resource meetings, Ed tells the Total Longterm Care story and introduces other community experts in the areas of elder law, financial planning, and Medicaid. Those meetings are free and open to the public.
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