KEN LYONS | PICTURE EDITOR
Ken Lyons is a Pulitzer Prize winning picture editor and currently the Senior Editor for Photography and Multimedia at 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.
Recent honors for his picture editing work include the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Aurora Theater shootings. Other honors include the Angus McDougall Excellence in Editing Award, first place Best Use of Photography, Best of Photojournalism competition and first and second place picture editing portfolio, POYi editing competition. 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 served as a judge for Pictures of the Year International (POYi). He directed the staff of the Orlando Sentinel to multiple state, national and international awards. Since arriving in Denver, the Post has received multiple national awards for picture editing. 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.