Kevin is a Colorado-based journalist specializing in narrative feature writing. He is also the special projects reporter for the Summit Daily News in Summit County, Colorado, covering the environment, local government, education, health and the ski industry.
After attending UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and completing the program in May 2012, Kevin spent three years as a full-time freelancer focusing on sports before accepting the position with the Summit Daily in November 2015. Before that, he returned to his native roots in Colorado in May 2013 after three years living in Northern California.
Kevin dabbled in writing during his high school years, but something struck him about journalism in college. Since then, he’s never looked back. From a family that either always had a newspaper in hand, or news on the television, it just seemed like a natural fit.
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-Rangeview High School (Aurora, Colorado), 1998-2002
-University of Denver – B.A. Journalism, History, 2002-06
-University of California-Berkeley M.J. Print Reporting, 2010-12
-Summit Daily News, 2015-Present
-VICE Sports, 2015-Present
-The Guardian, 2014-Present
-SB Nation, 2012-Present
-USA Today‘s Sports On Earth, 2014-Present
-Newsweek‘s The Daily Beast, 2013-14
-The Atlantic, 2012-13
-Sports Illustrated, 2012
-Yahoo! Sports’ The Post Game, 2011-13
-5280 magazine, 2010-Present
-Oakland North, 2010-11
-InsideLacrosse.com and Inside Lacrosse magazine, 2006-10
-Denver Insight newspaper, 2008-09
-Monarch magazine, 2006-07
-University of Denver Clarion, 2003-06
Honors & Awards:
-Pacific Media Workers Guild’s Freelance Journalism Awards – Sports Writing: First Place, 2013
-Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Regional Honors – Sports Writing: Second Place; Online Sports Reporting: Second and Third Place, 2012
-Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Regional Honors – Online Sports Reporting: First Place; Sports Writing: Second Place, 2011
-Sacramento Press Club, Jerry Gillam Scholarship, for Northern California region student preparing for career in journalism, 2011
-National Television Academy-San Francisco/Northern California Chapter, “Miss Nancy” Besst Graduate Scholarship, Finalist, 2011
-Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Regional Honors – Sports Writing: Third Place, 2010
-Cover Story: Brian Langtry: “American Psycho” Inside Lacrosse magazine, January 2009
-Cover Story: Mike Law: “The Colorado Kid” Inside Lacrosse magazine, August 2006
-Best of the West College Newspaper Sports Reporting Award – Second Place, 2006
-National Television Academy-Heartland Chapter, Charles T. Leasure Scholarship, for college student hoping to enter field of broadcasting, 2005-06