Susan Greene and Tina Griego on their partnership at The Indy

The two Colorado news veterans and former competitors discuss working together and the joy of "rolling around in words."

Susan Greene and Tina Griego
Susan Greene and Tina Griego

Hello from the news desk of our women-run newsroom. By way of introduction, we are Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene and Managing Editor Tina Griego. Don’t let our youthful appearance fool you. We are, both of us, dinosaurs, having come of age in traditional newspapers. We started working together more than 20 years ago at The Denver Post and also competed against each other when Tina wrote for The Rocky Mountain News. Times have changed and Colorado’s news landscape has shifted in ways that are both heartbreaking and heartening. For the past two years, we’ve been collaborating on this ever-evolving experiment in digital, public-interest, nonprofit news that is The Indy. We are two very different women with vastly different backgrounds and approaches to our craft (and to a million other things). Our partnership editing our colleagues’ and each other’s work is a labor of love. So is our partnership trying like hell to keep growing our smart, soulful news team and to keep The Indy financially sustainable so we can continue providing our news and commentary for free online and to newspapers statewide. Please partner with us by scheduling a Colorado Gives Day donation today. Your contribution will be TRIPLED by NewsMatch, a consortium of national foundations backing nonprofit news outlets, and a generous reader here in Colorado. Thanks!

The Colorado Independent is a statewide online news source operating in a time when spin is plentiful, but factual, fair and unflinching news in the public interest is all too rare. Our award-winning team of veteran investigative and explanatory reporters and news columnists aims to amplify the voices of Coloradans whose stories are unheard, shine light on the relationships between people, power and policy, and hold public officials to account. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home.


  1. I already support you but may I write you a check and if a day or so off Colorado Gives Day, can you put it in that day for triple results?

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