Young journalist who led an NPR affiliate in Albuquerque, Hannah Colton died earlier this week at age 29.
Hannah Colton is a journalist and radio producer based in Albuquerque. Before joining KUNM’s Public Health New Mexico team, she juggled microphones around the state as a freelance reporter and host for KSFR in Santa Fe, National Native News, and KUNM, among others. A devoted podcast listener and curious human, Hannah started her public radio career in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where she enjoyed covering remote rural communities and the world’s largest wild salmon fishery.
She is survived by her family members.
Heartbroken to learn of the loss of Hannah Colton of @KUNMnews. Hannah was an incredible person dedicated to independent, thoughtful reporting. This is a devastating loss for the journalism community in New Mexico. Jill and I extend our deepest condolences to Hannah’s loved ones. https://t.co/aMqbbwghAC
— Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) November 12, 2020
— Russell Contreras (@RussContreras) November 12, 2020
Cause of Death
Her cause of death is still unknown at the moment, we will update you as soon as we have the full details about her death.
Funeral Service & GoFundme
Funeral services will be made known as soon as it is being updated. Memorial donations may be made in Hannah’s name through the GoFundme page.