Katy Winge is the unofficial queen of Nuggets Nation. She’s an analyst, host and reporter for Altitude TV covering the team, and now she’s bringing her knowledge of the game and journalism to Metro State University this summer.
If you watch the Nuggets on Altitude Sports, you’ve seen Winge analyze the game, interview players and bring her love of basketball to the TV screen and online. Now, she’ll bring her knowledge and passion to Metro State University as a part-time professor this summer.
“One of my personal goals, ever since I received my masters, has been to give back in a classroom and share what I’ve learned to the next generation of ambitious humans eager to change the world — particularly the ones that dream of becoming journalists and broadcasters, a dream I know so well,” Winge told Denverite via Twitter DM. “There’s no better place for me to do that than Metro State University right here in downtown Denver.”
Winge will teach multimedia writing and production. She’s hopeful it will be the beginning of teaching about one course a semester alongside her Altitude TV duties, where she just completed her fourth year covering the Nuggets.
Winge is the first woman analyst in Denver Nuggets history. She knows basketball inside and out — she played Division I in college at Illinois State University, where she double majored in broadcast journalism and marketing. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
In the fall, Winge will teach writing for broadcast, and come next spring she may teach a sports or broadcast performance course.
“I am thrilled to have a chance to join the MSU Denver family. There have been many wonderful people that have taught me so much, leading me to where I am today,” she said.