Joe is a University of Denver journalism school graduate. He is a member of the Denver Press Club and a Damon Runyon Scholar. Before joining The Durango Herald, Joe was a guest blogger for The Denver Post’s politics blog and a sportswriter for The Herald Palladium in St. Joseph, Michigan. He also freelanced for The Epoch Times where he covered the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and the PGA Tour. Before starting a career in journalism, he was a PGA Professional in Miami Beach, Florida, and Naperville, Illinois. Joe and his wife are from Chicago. They have a daughter, a Labrador retriever named Phoebe and a cat appropriately named Shredder. Joe likes live music, playing golf and exploring the great state of Colorado.

Joe Fries

Herald Sports Writer

(970) 375-4544 | jfries@durangoherald.com |

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