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Editorial

Vince Bzdek
Editor at large
vince.bzdek@gazette.com
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.

Mark Harden
Managing editor
mark.harden@coloradopolitics.com
Mark formerly was news director of the Denver Business Journal, an editor at The Denver Post, and an editor and reporter at newspapers in San Francisco and the Seattle area. He holds national awards for business and science journalism.

Joey Bunch
Deputy managing editor / senior reporter
joey.bunch@coloradopolitics.com
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.

Erin Prater
Digital editor
erin.prater@coloradopolitics.com
Erin has 15 years of experience writing, editing and designing for newspapers, magazines, websites and publishing houses. She previously served as military reporter at The Gazette and has contributed to several publications.

Dan Njegomir
Opinion editor
dan.njegomir@coloradopolitics.com
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.luning@coloradopolitics.com
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.goodland@coloradopolitics.com
Marianne has covered the Colorado General Assembly and elections for two decades, focusing on campaign finance, education, water, rural issues and agriculture.

John C. Ensslin
Reporter
John Ensslin has worked as a reporter for The Record in northern New Jersey, the Colorado Springs Gazette and The Rocky Mountain News. He is a past national president of The Society of Professional Journalists. He also served as president of The Denver Press Club and is a member of their Hall of Fame.

Stephanie Swearngin
Design director
stephanie.swearngin@coloradopolitics.com
Stephanie also is web and projects designer at The Gazette in Colorado Springs, where she designed the investigative series “Other than Honorable,” which received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting.

Rachael Wright
Columnist
authorrachaelwright@gmail.com
Rachael Wright is a Colorado-based author of four novels, with degrees in Political Science and History from Colorado Mesa University, and a contributing columnist to Colorado Politics.