Jay Seaton


Prior to Publisher Jay Seaton’s arrival at the Daily Sentinel in August 2009, he was a corporate and commercial litigation partner at the law firm of Lewis Rice & Fingersh in Kansas City, Missouri. He also worked in toxic tort litigation at the law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon.

Since arriving in Grand Junction, Seaton has become involved in the Colorado Forum, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the Grand Junction Forum, the Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation and the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation. Seaton holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received his juris doctorate from Kansas University in 1996.

[CO 0401] - The Story of Daily Sentinel (2:31)

Jay Seaton, publisher, The Daily Sentinel, says Isaac Newton Bunting, a traveling salesman, launched his newspaper in 1893. Walter Walker purchased the newspaper in 1911 and his family controlled it until 1970. It was sold to Cox Enterprises in 1983. Seaton Publishing purchased the newspaper in 2009.