Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword, Denver's alternative newsweekly, and has also written for Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, Slate, Grantland, and other publications. While he's exposed dirty cops and tackled city hall corruption with the best of them, he prefers stories about beer-delivering robots, Shaquille O'Neal's sense of humor, and globe-trotting coffee expeditions gone awry.
His work has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards, the Best American Sports Writing anthology, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, the Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, and the AltWeekly Awards, among other honors.
A graduate of Haverford College, Warner lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Emily, and their two children, Gabriel and Charlotte. According to the vagaries of the Internet, Warner is an international expert on Swine Flu and one of the leading authorities on Casa Bonita, the over-the-top Mexican restaurant made famous by South Park.