Eugene Buchanan

Author, speaker, editor, marketing/PR


A former reporter for the Denver Business Journal and 14-year publisher and editor-in-chief of Paddler magazine, Eugene Buchanan has written about the outdoors for more than 25 years. He’s covered sports at the highest levels of competition, including the X Games for and the Beijing Olympics while working for NBC. 

As a member of New York’s prestigious Explorer’s Club, Eugene’s articles have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, Sports Afield, Outside, Forbes Life, Skiing, Bike and more. He’s a talented PR specialist, copywriter, and speaker, and is the author of five books: Brothers on the Bashkaus (2007); Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids (2010); Ultimate Canoe & Kayak Adventures (2013); Comrades on the Colca (2016), and Tales from a Mountain Town (2017).

Eugene is the editor for Swift Communications’ magazine division in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He lives with his wife, Denise, and daughters, Brooke and Casey, a block away from his beloved Yampa River.


“Entertaining, educational and exceptional. Buchanan connects with every member of the audience, conveying his passion for adventure comically and uniquely.  All of the participants were fully engaged, and I’d highly recommend him to speak at any event.” —Andrew Henry, Catamount Ranch & Club

“An outstanding keynote speaker. Buchanan provides an entertaining talk about his travel and paddling experiences from Siberia to Peru, keeping the audience captivated long after the official presentation has ended.”  

—David Costlow, Executive Director, Colorado River Outfitters Association 

Television Experience:

  • Statistician/Announcer Support, NBC, Beijing Olympics, 2008

  • Host “This is Steamboat” television series and The Morning Show, 2008-2015 (RSN/Steamboat TV18)

  • Script writer, Outside Television/Resort Sports Network, 2009

  • Host/Script Writer, Paddling Life Invitational (RSN/Steamboat TV18), 2006-2009

  • Narrator/Script Writer, half-hour Paddler magazine TV series, 2005

  • Media Director, World Pro Mogul Tour (TV Interviews/Media Relations), 1989-1993