Ilana Lowery


Ilana Lowery
—Editor-in-Chief, The Business Journal

(602) 308-6513

101 N. First Ave. #2300 | Phoenix, AZ 85003  


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 English.
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 Phoenix Women.
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 – Southwest.



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