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-E 0101] - Epiphany LXXXV: Publisher: Jay Seaton, The Daily Sentinel (3:23)

Jay Seaton’s “ah-ha” moment came when a regional sports blogger published an exclusive report on the appointment of a new football coach at Kansas State. “The newspapers did not go with it,” says Seaton, because they could not confirm it. “It was just not true,” says Seaton. “It demonstrated to me what we can do to continue to be the most important voice in the community.”