About Me


About Daniel Petty
I’m a multimedia journalist who currently works as digital director of sports at The Denver Post in Denver, Colorado. I lead a team of four producers who are responsible for the digital, mobile and social content for The Post’s sports section digitally — including photos, video, text and interactive graphics. I closely work with our photo department to produce of our weekday two-hour live sports show, The Press Box, to book our reporters and other guests on the show, produce segments and pair them with relevant articles. I encourage my team to experiment, fail fast and learn from mistakes to push us ahead to delivering the best sports report in Colorado on multiple platforms.

Previously, I was The Post’s social media editor and continue to provide input and guidance for overall social media strategy and search engine optimization.

I was a part of the Denver Post staff that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in April 2013 for our breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater shooting. The board cited, among other efforts, the staff’s use of social media, including Twitter and Facebook, in covering the tragedy.

You’ll occasionally find me photographing and shooting video of sports and news assignments in addition to writing stories for print and online. Getting out of the office keeps the job fresh and provides a good grounding for understanding the daily struggles our photographers, writers and videographers endure to get us good reporting and work.

In October 2012, I was selected to attend the 25th Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, N.Y., as part of the sports photography team. I worked with photographer Robert Beck of Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated director of photography Brad Smith. I’ve contributed to Running Times Magazine and other publications as a writer and photographer.

You can follow me on Twitter, friend me on Facebook, or connect with me on LinkedIn.

BACKGROUND
I was born in New Orleans but grew up in New Jersey. I graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., in 2009. There, I served as the online editor of The Collegian student newspaper, which involved designing, developing and implementing the publication’s Web site redesign the summer before my senior year. While in college, I interned for The Associated Press in Richmond, The Pennington (N.J.) Post, and Stateline.org.

I graduated with a bachelor of science in biology and journalism and a minor in French. I also competed in Division I cross country and track and field for all four years.