Jay edits and writes stories for 5280‘s website, produces the daily newsletter, manages the digital internship program, and assists the magazine’s overall online strategy. He studied English and political science at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Before coming to 5280 in 2017, Jay was an editorial fellow at Outside magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he covered a breadth of topics including the climbing season on Mt. Everest. Born and raised in New Hampshire with roots in the west, he is an avid skier, a neurotic baseball fan, and a connoisseur of gas station hotdogs.
Over nearly two decades, as Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper ascended in Centennial State politics, they were cordial, collaborative, and maybe even friends. Now, their bloody race for the U.S. Senate might be the death knell of Colorado bipartisanship.
By the end of September, Coloradans with Apple or Android devices will be able to exchange anonymous tokens with one another via EN Express, helping public health officials in their contact-tracing efforts.