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Sharpen your political edge in Colorado! Colorado Politics is the state's top political and public policy news journal, published both online and in a weekly, award-winning print magazine, which was founded in 1898. Paid subscribers gain exclusive access to the inside track on political news every day.

Our award-winning staff keeps tabs on Colorado’s public policy news, and the politicians, lobbyists, interest groups, non-profits and other players behind those policy debates.

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Staff

Vince Bzdek
Editor at large
Vince is editor of The Gazette in Colorado Springs and was an editor at The Washington Post and Denver Post. He is the author of two politics biographies. Bzdek serves as an advising editor to the Colorado Politics staff.

Linda Shapley
Managing editor
Linda Shapley has nearly 30 years of print and digital news experience and was Managing Editor of The Denver Post until 2017, overseeing news operations and coverage. Shapley worked in many different roles and departments during her time at The Post and oversaw print production for news events large and small. She also led The Post’s community engagement initiative along with other operational duties. Shapley was also vice president on the board of directors for the Denver Press Club. Prior to The Post, she worked at The Kansas City Star, the Greeley Tribune and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A Colorado State University graduate, Shapley is a lifelong Coloradan with deep roots in rural Weld County.

Joey Bunch
Deputy managing editor / senior reporter
Joey was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. A journalist for more than three decades, he previously covered the environment, the casino industry, civil rights and sports in the South.

Emily Ferguson
Digital editor
Emily is an art and literature buff, and contributes to the Wall Street Journal arts section and writes columns on podcasts for The Spectator, U.S.

Dan Njegomir
Opinion editor
Dan is a longtime journalist and veteran of the Colorado political scene, having served as a newspaper reporter, editorial page editor, senior legislative staffer and political consultant.

Ernest Luning
Reporter
Ernest has covered politics for The Colorado Statesman and Colorado Politics for a decade. He previously was an editor and reporter with several newspapers in metro Denver.

Marianne Goodland
Reporter
Marianne has covered the Colorado General Assembly and elections for two decades, focusing on campaign finance, education, water, rural issues and agriculture.

Pat Poblete
Reporter
Pat covers the General Assembly and is an Arizona native who has previously covered Congress and legislatures in his home state as well as Wisconsin.

Michael Karlik
Reporter
Michael Karlik has lived in Denver for over eight years. In 2016 he created City Council Chronicles, a website and podcast that analyzed local government decision making across hundreds of cities worldwide. He also wrote and produced "Tear It Down," a "Serial"-style podcast exploring the astonishing series of events in one small Ohio town that led to government shutdowns, accusations of racism and bullying. Most recently, he was the education reporter for the Torrington Telegram in Goshen County, Wyo.