I’m an award-winning writer and editor living and exploring in Denver, Colorado, with more than seven years of staff magazine experience. I’m a contributing editor at 5280 and the editor of 5280 Traveler. In 2016, Folio: honored me as a 30 Under 30, calling me a “young journalist to watch.” I was named a 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists finalist for “The Girls Next Door,” an exposé on the sex trafficking of minors in Colorado. (The longform piece was also highlighted in the Journalism Center on Children & Families’ “Best Practices” series.) The same year, “Everyday Environmentalists,” which I edited, won the CRMA award for Reader Service. I’ve written about everything from artists to backcountry hut trips to mental health, but I am primarily focused on social justice and travel/outdoors journalism. I’m intent on telling the stories of those whose voices are often overlooked or misunderstood or silenced. That interest has led me to write articles on the persistent shackling of youth in Colorado’s justice system; how exercise could help those struggling with substance-use disorders; and the high rate of suicide in the western United States, a piece that was anthologized in Mile High Stories.
Travel and outdoors writing stems from my personal wanderlust. To me, there is no better way to satisfy a curious mind than to explore the world—and then share what you’ve learned and experienced with other travelers. I’ve visited five continents and 18 countries (a short list compared to all the places I want to see) and most of my free time is spent researching where to go next. As the journalism landscape continues to adapt to our digital world, I’ve also stepped into the content marketing space, crafting words and stories for businesses such as United Airlines, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and the Broadmoor. When I’m not working, you can find me adventuring in the Rocky Mountains or wherever my travels take me, on the volleyball court, or curled up with a book and a cup of tea (or wine…or whiskey).
Over the seven or so years Daliah was at 5280, she poured herself into her work. She's interned, fact-checked, led our editorial internship program, co-edited the front-of-the-book, blogged, created videos, managed best-selling cover packages, and been a finalist of prestigious awards for both her narrative and service features. All the while, she has been a true pro, exhibiting the rare talent of being able to do her job with a smile and a laugh.
Eat, Write, Travel—not necessarily in that order
On My Nightstand ...
The Witch Elm by Tana French
MY NEXT TRIP ...
Listening To ...
Serial (season 3)
Daliah Singer’s integrity and commitment to reporting and editing stories that resonate have made her a rising star in the Colorado media scene…. She’s already compiled an extensive and impressive list of bylines, and she will only continue to grow as a talented and dedicated writer likely to spend her career chasing and telling compelling stories about social justice and reform.
2018 City & Regional Magazine Awards Finalist
Ancillary/General Interest: Traveler (5280)Read Article
Folio 30 Under 30
2016 HonoreeRead More
2016 Top Of The Rockies, SPJ Colorado
1st Place, Public Service: "The Canyon Of Why" (5280)Read Article
Excellence In Reporting Award, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado
"The Canyon Of Why" (5280)Read Article
2015 Livingston Awards For Young Journalists
Finalist: "The Girls Next Door" (5280)Read Article
2015 City & Regional Magazine Awards Winner
Reader Service: “Everyday Environmentalists” (5280)Read Article
2015 Top of the Rockies, SPJ Colorado
1st Place, A&E Single Story: “5280 Fall Theater Preview” (5280)Read Article
2nd Place, Public Service: “The Girls Next Door” (5280)Read Article
3rd Place, Environment – General Reporting: “Everyday Environmentalists” (5280)Read Article
2014 City & Regional Magazine Awards Finalist
Magazine Section: Front Range (5280)