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Daniel Brogan, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

Daniel Brogan is the founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of 5280 Publishing, Inc.

Launched from his second bedroom in 1993, 5280 is now the largest local magazine in Colorado and regularly outsells such national titles as Time, PeopleVanity Fair, and Martha Stewart Living on local newsstands.

The magazine’s stories often make national headlines, and since 2005, 5280 has been nominated for eight National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. The company also publishes 5280 Home, 5280 Traveler, and 5280 Health magazines. In 2016, the company acquired the award-winning Colorado Parent family of publications and events.

Under Brogan’s leadership, the magazine supports a wide variety of civic, cultural, and philanthropic organizations. It was also one of the first city magazines to print on recycled paper.

Previously a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Brogan’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Rolling Stone, Musician, Creem, and PC World. He is past president of the City and Regional Magazine Association and was named one of the magazine industry’s 40 most innovative and influential professionals by Folio in 2012.

He has a journalism degree from Indiana University and is an avid cyclist. He is married to singer Lannie Garrett and lives in Denver with his son, Jack.

Author Article Archive

Our Secret Weapon

A letter from the editor of our July 2013 issue.


Al Qaeda’s Greeley Roots

How the intellectual father of Osama Bin Laden's terrorist network learned to hate America in a tiny Colorado town.


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