Engaging Kyle Dyer, who had been a broadcast journalist for over two decades, made news worldwide when she innocently reached to pet a dog as a 9NEWS anchor and was bitten on air!
That’s just one of her many stories. Kyle loves stories and thrives on listening deeply to others and telling their stories. After retiring from 9NEWS, she started her own brand – Kyle Dyer Storytelling, calls herself the generative journalist and shared her journey with The Guild of Children’s Diabetes Foundation (CDF) recently at Denver Country Club for its Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers. “By being heard,” she said: “you feel understood and appreciated. It’s the story behind the words. By engaging our imagination, we can have empathy for others. I grew up in journalism and I grew up because of journalism.” This coming from the news anchor who vividly recalls and/or covered Columbine, 9-11 and the Aurora Theater Shooting. She sets out to hear the good and finding the stories that matter such as the work of Children’s Diabetes Foundation. Earlier in the program, she had listened to Dr. Marian Rewers who talked about bridging the gap for clinical care at the Barbara Davis Center and the valuable research making diabetes more manageable, patients being able to get better and keeping kids diagnosed out of the hospital. She listened to amounts of two sizable checks being presented and the story of Cheryl Lebsock whose son Josh was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She heard Cheryl, the outgoing Guild president, list all the amazing accomplishments of the organization this past year. She listened as Lisa Corley was installed as the new president and how she felt about filling big shoes during her term and why she was so passionate about giving to CDF. Kyle witnessed the installation of 2020 Guild officers by Sally Frerichs: President- Lisa Corley,
President-elect- Lori Finch, Treasurer –Katie Grassby, Treasurer-Elect Linda Chase, Corresponding Secretary – Susan Squyer, Recording Secretary – Brenda Neiman and Immediate, Past President – Cheryl Lebsock. Kyle watched and listened as Judy McNeil presented a thoughtfully created book to Cheryl filled with her outstanding Guild leadership achievements and memories. CDF has a treasure trove of stories – enabling research, fundraising, thinking about a family in need, sharing, relating and having a reason for existence. On the horizon – February 12 is the annual Membership Meeting and May 6 is the annual Spring Brass Ring Luncheon & Fashion Show.
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