Ilana Lowery was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of the Phoenix Business
Journal in June. She initially was named editor in August 2001. And
prior to that, Ilana served as managing editor of the paper since 1999.
Ilana first joined the publication as a reporter and projects editor in
1995. As a reporter she covered banking and finance, travel, aviation,
tourism and sports business.
Prior to The Business Journal, she was an editor for Independent
Newspapers Inc., a community newspaper chain based in Scottsdale. Before
moving to the Valley in 1989, Ilana served as a reporter and editor for
Pulitzer Newspapers in Chicago. She also worked as a scriptwriter and
associate producer for the NBC-TV affiliate in Chicago.
A 1986 graduate of the
University of Illinois, Ilana earned BA degrees in Mass Communications and
Currently, Ilana serves on the executive board of Gabriel’s Angels and is
a member of the Hon Kachina Board of Governors. She also is a member of
the prestigious women’s professional associations Charter 100 and Central
In addition, Ilana is a long-time supporter of SleepAmerica Charities, the
Arizona Heart Association and the Southwest Autism Resource and Research
Center. She often serves as a guest lecturer at Arizona State University’s
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
In 2005, she was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts
Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and in 2008, she was honored with a Woman of
Distinction award by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America –