April 7, 2015
Our guest speaker will be Todd Shepherd, Investigative Reporter for the Independence Institute
Todd Shepherd has been a reporter in Colorado for almost exactly 10 years, beginning his Colorado journalism career in May of 2005 as a general assignment reporter at 850 KOA. In 2008, he became the investigative reporter at the Independence Institute, where he still works today. By moving to II, Shepherd now operates as a journalist who believes bias is inherent in any reporter, and he therefore discloses his bias towards less government and free markets. Also in 2008, Shepherd created “Complete Colorado .com, a news aggregator similar to the Drudge Report. Complete Colorado.com was named the best political blog by Westword in 2012, and reaches almost 30 thousand individual people per month. In the 2014 election cycle, Shepherd broke numerous stories that influenced the election discussion, including the report that Mark Udall challenged the Division of Insurance’s tally of ObamaCare cancellations, the report that Hickenlooper discussed the possibility of a “lame duck” clemency of the death sentence for Nathan Dunlap should Hick lose the election, and the report that definitively proved Hickenlooper had phone discussions with former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.