Phone 970-256-4345

Dan Bennett

Pre-press Photo Editor

Job description

Primarily, Dan tone corrects and sharpens all news and special sections photos, in preparing them for output to the press. He also organizes and updates the weekly and monthly photo galleries for With over 30 years of experience of working with photos and pages, he’s the Sentinel’s Scanman.


A high school graduate with one year of college courses , Dan chose to further his education by entering the newspaper business in the Camera Department at the Daily Sentinel.


In the Camera Department, Dan joined a staff of two who were responsible for preparing black and white photos for print before page paste-up as well as making color separations. Duties included shooting full pages onto negatives and readying them for plate-making. As the industry became more digital, the crew saw their duties evolve into reworking photos in Photoshop and becoming involved in the website.


A long-time bachelor, Dan married Tina Briggs in 2001. They have been busy raising their adopted daughter, Elizabeth. His activities include spending time with the family as they enjoy biking, hiking, homework and movies. His hobbies include maintaining a large yard and caring for his troupe of animals. An avid Broncos fan, Dan enjoys sharing time with fellow Broncomaniacs during the season.

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
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