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Jenny McCoy

Jenny is a Boulder, Colorado-based journalist specializing in fitness, food, and human interest. She entered the news-making business at age 8 when she created a canine-themed publication for local dog owners. Though The Baci News (named after her family's lab chow mix) didn’t survive sixth grade, her curiosity of people and love of storytelling did. She earned a B.S. in journalism and a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University, and since becoming a full-time freelance journalist in 2017, she’s had work published by Men’s Journal, SELF, Women’s Health, Prevention, Cooking Light, Runner’s World, and Bicycling, among others. Jenny's side passions include hiking, coaching youth swimming, rereading "Harry Potter," and buying too many houseplants. You can read her latest articles here.

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