Fish graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science in 1979. She earned a master’s degree from ISU in political science in 1984. She began her career at the Carroll Times Herald in Iowa, covered business news and the Florida Legislature for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and Orange County schools for the Orlando Sentinel.
At the Daily Camera in Boulder, Fish was health, science and environment editor, creating an award-winning weekly health and fitness section. She later served as deputy city editor, covered the Colorado General Assembly, worked as assistant features editor and presentation editor. She directed computer-assisted reporting efforts at the newspaper and drafted a newsroom ethics policy.
Since joining CU in 2005, where she taught as an adjunct since 1999, she has worked as an editorial consultant for the daily political website www.coloradoindependent.com and as a part-time presentation editor at Rocky Mountain News. Fish also worked as a correspondent for PoliticsDaily, an AOL news site, and is currently a contributor to She the People, a WashingtonPost.com blog. She and her students also have worked for the non-profit Colorado investigative service I-News Network.
“JAWS offers me great career contacts, women who are wonderful sounding boards and, best of all, camaraderie.”