Tina was a city columnist for the late great Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post. She left Denver for Richmond, Virginia in 2012 and learned the joys of news editing at the city’s alternative newspaper, Style Weekly, and its premiere city mag, Richmond Magazine. She was also a staff writer for the Washington Post and its Storyline public policy/narrative journalism project. She has national recognition for her reporting on immigration, education and urban poverty, including the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Frank del Olmo “Print Journalist of the Year” award and the National Headliner Award. She is also a member of the Scripps Howard Hall of Fame for commentary. In October 2019, Tina was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame. Tina lives in Fort Collins with her husband and two kids. She’s a native New Mexican and prefers red over green.