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Rocky Mountain News' Ed Sealover finds a new home at the Denver Business Journal

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There are lots of former Rocky Mountain News journalists on the job market right now, thanks to the closure of the paper in late February -- and many of them are considering career changes due to the current dearth of available positions in their chosen profession. But Ed Sealover's story offers hope. The smart and versatile reporter started a new gig this week at the Denver Business Journal.

"He's filling a position that's been vacant since December, when Noelle Leavitt left the paper," notes Neil Westergaard, the DBJ's editor, via e-mail. "Like all the reporters here, he'll cover several beats, including tourism and hospitality, airlines, DIA, retail, the brewing industry. He'll also be valuable for legislative coverage, which this year is all about the economy, the stimulus money, etc.

"I was glad to be able to hire at least one Rocky refugee," Westergaard continues. "I had my eye on Ed for a long time. He's very prolific, a quick study and knows his way around the statehouse better than many lobbyists. We're extremely pleased to have him join the Denver Business Journal." Unfortunately, Westergaard's Rocky rescue mission will probably end with Sealover, at least for now. In response to a question about more possible additions, he replies, "I doubt it. Not in this economy. When things improve, we'll see."

Glad that last sentence featured a "when," not an "if."

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