Jerilyn Forsythe is a key member of 5280‘s digital staff and an instrumental player in all of its digital functions and initiatives. In addition to the daily editing and publishing of articles, she also produces the Local, 5280‘s only daily newsletter; helps maintain 5280.com‘s editorial calendar; authors service packages and features for 5280, its ancillary publications, and 5280.com; oversees the digital production of both print and online-only stories; and hires and manages the digital-editorial department’s interns.
A personal essay she wrote titled “My Father’s Final Gift” was part of a feature that won a National Magazine award in the Personal Service category from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2019.
Jerilyn studied political science, justice studies, and African American studies at Arizona State University as an undergraduate, before earning her master’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Jerilyn is a native Phoenician who moved to Denver in the fall of 2012.