Denver Post lays off biz columnist
Penny Parker, who wrote a column for the Denver Post business section, has been laid off, according to her Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Parker had been writing a column on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. She joined the Post in February 2009 after its rival, The Rocky Mountain News, closed. She had been working at the Rocky.
Ironically, Parker had left the Post after six years to join the Rocky as its On the Town columnist.
Parker’s background includes seven years as a feature writer at The (Everett) Herald, a Washington Post-owned newspaper in Washington state, and a short stint as managing editor for two weeklies near Bellevue, Wash.
As a feature writer, she won numerous awards, as well as a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for business writing. Parker is a California native and graduate of San Francisco State University.