Robert Sanchez is the senior staff writer for 5280 magazine. A former staff writer for the Associated Press, the Denver Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Rocky Mountain News, Robert is the 2014 City and Regional Magazine Association's Writer of the Year. He previously was a three-time finalist for the writer-of-the-year award, as well as being a three-time finalist for the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. His work at 5280 has been anthologized twice in the “Best American Sports Writing” series—a third story is listed as "notable"—and his writing is included in “Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists” and in the "Missouri Anthology of Narrative Journalism." Robert regularly contributes features to ESPN The Magazine and he has been published in Esquire and in Men's Health. Robert has lived in Colorado for more than two decades and attended Ponderosa High School in Parker. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Robert is married to his high school sweetheart, Kristen. The two have a daughter, Alexandra, and a son, Michael.