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Gordy Megroz

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Current Location / Basalt, CO, USA

Overview

Investigative Reporting

Journalism

Business Writing

News Reporting

Copywriting

Field Reporting News Reporting

Activity

Skiing Mountain Biking Climbing Backcountry Pursuits

Biography

Born and raised in southern Vermont, Megroz graduated from college without a plan. On a whim, he enrolled in a graduate journalism program at Emerson College in Boston. “I learned pretty quickly that it was a good fit,” says Megroz. “One of my first assignments in grad school was looking into a bizarre medical disorder, and I loved the research and writing process.” That led to an internship at Outside magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “When the six-month internship ended, I was hired on as a researcher and just kept working my way up,” he says. After three years at Outside, Megroz spent another three years at Men’s Journal in New York City as a senior associate editor. In 2010, he left office life to freelance full-time, and now works on a variety of stories for several outlets, as well as copywriting for companies, large and small. “I like to think that I’m able to take on any type of writing or editing work,” says Megroz. “I’ve written big investigative stories for Wired and Outside, and I’ve written copy for businesses like Amazon and Toyota.”

Writing & Reporting

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Gordy: Men's Journal

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Gordy: National Geographic Books

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Gordy: Outside

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Gordy: Wired

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Gordy: Bloomberg Businessweek

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Gordy grew up ski racing and his aptitude on skis has allowed him to tackle stories others can’t. He chased Mikaela Shiffrin around the slopes while writing a profile of her for Outside, spent a week camping on a glacier in Denali National Park while climbing and skiing the surrounding peaks for Backpacker, and competed in one of the world’s most dangerous alpine races for Skiing. “But I’m just as comfortable sitting down to an interview with a businessman or politician,” he says.

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I’ve worked with Gordy Megroz for years, mainly as an Outside editor fielding his contributions to the print magazine and website. Gordy is an all-around pro who combines superior reporting and writing ability with a range of outdoor skills that allow him to function capably in any situation. For these and other reasons, including his character, he’s an all-star who I’m always eager to collaborate with.

Alex Heard

Editor-In-Chief Outside magazine

Megroz is writing a book proposal that’s based on a parenting story he wrote for Outside. He’s also exploring writing for television and film and working with a production company to develop movie and television ideas. 

Career Storyline

Statistics

20

Years of Experience

15+

Countries visited on assignment

500+

Editorial and commercial assignments

Work Experience

PAST

UPCOMING

PAST

12/2022

Amazon

Branded Content Reported Pieces

02/2023

Outside

Adventure Travel Reported Pieces

10/2023

Bloomberg Business Week

Ski Industry

UPCOMING

02/2024

Upcoming: Bloomberg

Basketball Reporting Profile Writing

04/2024

Upcoming: Osprey

Brand Campaign Copywriting

06/2024

Upcoming: GQ

Investigative Journalism
Awards and Recognition

Jul 2014

Western Publishing Association award for best news story in a consumer publication.

Dec 2020

Wired selection for one of its top stories of the year.

Aug 2017

LongReads Inclusion: How Jackson Hole Survived the Eclipse

Feb 2020

Longform Inclusion: Going the Distance

Jul 2014

Western Publishing Association award for best news story in a consumer publication.

Dec 2020

Wired selection for one of its top stories of the year.

Aug 2017

LongReads Inclusion: How Jackson Hole Survived the Eclipse

Feb 2020

Longform Inclusion: Going the Distance