DENVER, CO - JUNE 23: Alicia Wallace. Staff Mug. (Photo by Callaghan O'Hare/The Denver Post)

Callaghan O'Hare


Covering Colorado's Latest Billion-dollar Industry

This session will give an overview of the issues reporters face in covering a billion-dollar enterprise that was once conducted in the shadows, from daily insights of the beat to deeper looks and investigations you can do locally.


Alicia Wallace covers national marijuana policy and business for The Cannabist, The Denver Post's cannabis-centric website that she joined in July 2016. In her 13+ years as a business news reporter — at the Post and, previously, the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. — her coverage has spanned a wide variety of industries and topics including the economy, aerospace, natural foods, real estate, craft beer, bankruptcies, M&As, technology, biotech and retail. Her work has been recognized by organizations such as the Colorado Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Real Estate Editors.