Amy Maestas is a native Utahn who graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years in various positions, including as a reporter for the Deseret News, assistant editor of a bank trade magazine, managing editor of The Event, an alternative newsweekly, and as a music reviewer for several small publications in Salt Lake City. She also has freelanced for numerous magazines in the Southwest and nationally. She was a writer and contributing editor for Inside/Outside magazine during its entire existence. In the mid-1990s, Amy joined The Durango Herald as a reporter and covered city government, politics, business and public lands. She has won numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists – both nationally and the Utah and Colorado chapters – from the Associated Press and from the Colorado Press Association. She currently is on the board of directors for the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro chapter. In 2012, Amy completed a journalism and management fellowship with the Maynard Media Academy at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. Amy also works with the International Center for Journalist as a mentor to young foreign journalists. Her most recent mentoring work was completed in Turkey, Armenia and Uganda.

Amy Maestas

News Editor

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