The IJN staff member with the greatest longevity is Gerald Mellman, who served in the late 1940s as the IJN CU correspondent.
He became an attorney and has practiced law in Denver for 47 years.
Years ago, when the IJN was looking to increase its sports coverage in re-sponse to a reader survey, Jerry Mellman serendipitously appeared on the scene, wondering whether there was a place on the paper for his hobby: sports photography. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jerry is at games of the Broncos, the Nuggets, the Rockies and an occasional golf or charity tournament or other special event.