Jon is a sports reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel who covers high school and Colorado Mesa University sports. He also takes photos and writes an occasional column, doing whatever is needed on a day-to-day basis.
Mesa State College, bachelor’s degree (2000) in mass communications with triple emphasis in news/editorial, broadcasting and public relations.
Jon is a Colorado Springs native. He’s worked at several newspapers during his career, including the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the Greeley Tribune and The News Review in Roseburg, Oregon. He was a truck driver when the economy was bad from 2009 until 2013 but freelanced for the Glenwood and Grand Junction papers during that time.
Jon is engaged to April Russell and they are currently planning their wedding. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, running, photography and playing with his dog.
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The emphasis Grand Junction High School’s football team put on improving its defense in the offseason showed … more
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Mike Gabriel was pretty up front about what kind of fears he has about his Holy Family High School football … more
All of the underclassmen on the men’s soccer roster at Colorado Mesa University aren’t intimidated by … more
OLATHE — All of the rushing yards Cedaredge High School running back Christian Reynolds racked up in the … more
The seniors on the Colorado Mesa University men’s and women’s tennis teams have seen a lot of success … more
The returning players on the Colorado Mesa University women’s golf team will have a whole bunch of new … more
Matt Ward likes the depth his Colorado Mesa University men’s golf team has coming into the 2015-16 season … more
Brian Prescott has been around fitness and gyms for almost his whole life. … more
Lori Wilson didn’t let her modesty get in the way of showing herself off on Saturday. … more
Most of the runners competing on the Colorado Mesa University men’s and women’s cross-country teams are … more
There’ll be a learning curve for Colorado Mesa University’s women’s soccer team again this … more
Gene Garl was pretty succinct when asked why people would want to attend the second annual National Physique … more
Joe Ramunno is still in disbelief close to six months after receiving a phone call he never expected to get. … more