Amy Maestas is a native Utahn who graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years in various positions, including as a reporter for the Deseret News, assistant editor of a bank trade magazine, managing editor of The Event, an alternative newsweekly, and as a music reviewer for several small publications in Salt Lake City. She also has freelanced for numerous magazines in the Southwest and nationally. She was a writer and contributing editor for Inside/Outside magazine during its entire existence. In the mid-1990s, Amy joined The Durango Herald as a reporter for three years. Her beats included the city of Durango, politics, business and public lands. After taking a break from journalism and working as a technical writer, Amy returned to the Herald nearly five years ago.

Amy Maestas

News Editor

(970) 375-4539 | amaestas@durangoherald.com |

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