Reynelda Muse has been a leader in the field of journalism throughout her distinguished television career. She was the first woman and first African-American to anchor a newscast in Colorado and was a founding anchor on the Cable News Network (CNN). In 1993 she became the first woman chosen by her Colorado Broadcasters Association peers as “Broadcaster of the Year.” Muse won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her documentary on Egypt, won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Black Journalists Association, and was the recipient of the First Amendment Freedom Prize awarded by the Anti-Defamation League. In 1997 she was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Muse was an active member of the Denver arts community, a visiting professor at the University of Colorado School of Journalism, and a frequent guest lecturer at other educational institutions.