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Ken Lyons

Senior Picture Editor, The Denver Post

Before moving to Colorado, he was Director of Photography for The Orlando Sentinel. In Virginia, Ken was a photojournalist and editor for The Daily Press.


The Denver Post was recognized with the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award in 2013. Other honors for his picture editing work include first and second place picture editing portfolio in the POYi editing competition. The Denver Post was also awarded first place Best Use of Photography in the Best of Photojournalism competition. The Denver Post has received two Pulitzer Prizes for Feature Photography and a staff Pulitzer Prize last year for coverage of the Aurora Theater Shooting.

As a photojournalist Ken was named third place Photographer of the Year in the POYi competition. He received the Virginia News Photographer of the Year award twice.

Ken is known throughout the journalism community as a coach and mentor. He has served as faculty member for the Kalish Picture Editing Workshop and team leader for the Truth with a Camera workshop.


He participated as a judge for POYi and directed the staff of the Orlando Sentinel to it's first picture editing awards. Known for his collaborative nature throughout the newsroom and coaching abilities with photographers, Ken inspires everyone to work together in new ways and across all platforms.

Online, Ken is editor for Pictures of the Week. Pictures of the Week compiles the best in photography from the top stories around the world.

Ken lives in Parker, Colorado with his wife Cathy and two daughters Hannah and Hayley.

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