Vice President & Editor
Christopher Keyes has been the editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine since 2006, when he became the fourth editor in the publication's 35-year history. Keyes oversees content for the Outside brand, which includes the monthly publication (circulation 675,000), two annual editions of the Outside Buyer's Guide, the monthly Outside+ tablet edition, and the magazine's website, outsideonline.com. He is also involved with content on Outside's new cable television partnership, Outside TV, which launched on Comcast in 2012 and now reaches 6 million homes.
During Keyes’ tenure, Outside has remained dedicated to long-form, literary journalism, earning four National Magazine Award nominations, 17 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, including both Gold and Silver in the 2010 Adventure Travel Article category, and more than a dozen selections in the Best American Magazine Writing book series.
In 2011, Keyes became an ambassador for 1% for the Planet, a global movement of 1,500 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Outside is also a media partner for 1% for the Planet.
Keyes graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental science and policy. He began his journalism career as an intern at Outside. Prior to becoming the magazine's editor, Keyes was the editorial director at Texas Monthly and an articles editor at Skiing magazine. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Santa Fe, NM.