Bill Sniffin

Bill Sniffin

Columnist, author, and journalist Bill Sniffin is the publisher at Cowboy State Daily — the state’s foremost digital daily news platform.

Sniffin’s column currently appears in more than 20 newspapers and digital services in the state and is exposed to more than 100,000 readers each week. It is the most widely distributed column in Wyoming.

In recent years, Sniffin has also published three coffee table books about Wyoming that have sold over 34,000 copies.


Jimmy Orr

A Wyoming native, Jimmy Orr is a longtime journalist who was on the masthead at the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor as the Managing Editor, Digital.

In the political arena, Orr served as a spokesman for the White House and directed digital strategy for President George W. Bush and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prior to these positions, Orr worked for U.S. Senators Malcolm Wallop, Al Simpson, and Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer.

He was also the co-founder of “The Sports Show” with ESPN’s Woody Paige and Les Shapiro and was the executive producer of Clay Travis’ “Outkick the Show”.

Orr joined founder Annaliese Wiederspahn in January, 2019 to launch Cowboy State Daily.


Jim Angell

Jim Angell has been associated with newspapers in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon for almost 40 years.

He served as the executive director of the Wyoming Press Association for 20 years and before that worked as a reporter for The Associated Press in Wyoming for 14 years.

He moved to Wyoming in 1985 after working as a reporter for daily newspapers in Washington and Oregon.


Mike McCrimmon

Mike picked up his first camera in 1979 and never put it down, honing his craft, capturing people, their stories and the places they live.

Every story is different. Mike’s approach to building a story is not to have preconceived ideas but to let them lead him down the path of their journey.

Being a Wyoming native who lives, works and vacations in this state there is no question the ability to craft stories of wide appeal is matched only by McCrimmon’s enthusiasm to do so.


Ellen Fike

Ellen Fike is a Missouri native and spent her younger years living in a duck camp right outside of Hayti.

She is a 2013 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and has worked for newspapers and outlets in Kansas and Wyoming, winning a few awards along the way.

In her free time, Ellen likes to snuggle her two annoyed cats, participating in the local theater scene and nap.


Jen Kocher

Originally from Pittsburgh, Jennifer moved to Wyoming more than a decade ago where she’s written for various publications around the state.

A failed novelist with master degrees in both creative writing and creative nonfiction, she feels most at home telling other people’s stories and sometimes the news.


Wendy Corr

Wendy Corr is a freelance journalist based in Cody, Wyoming. She was named the Wyoming Association of Broadcaster’s News Reporter of the Year (small market) four times while working as the news director for the Big Horn Radio Network, and was picked up by Cheyenne’s KGWN-TV as their northwest Wyoming television correspondent in 2018.

Her reach expanded statewide when Cowboy State Daily picked up her stories in 2019, which is also when KULR-8 out of Billings, Montana started carrying her features. She now contributes print and video pieces to Cowboy State Daily.


Wendy’s career is not limited to news, however. She also is a professional musician, for the last 17 years singing and playing the guitar, bass and fiddle with Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue – a nightly summer performance based out of Cody, but which travels around the country (and internationally), sharing the music of the west.

Additionally, she is the music director for the First Presbyterian Church in Cody.

Wendy is the mother of two grown children, Jackson and Kennedy, who are themselves working towards careers in music.