Chicago Tribune hires Ori to be real estate columnist
Mary Ellen Podmolik, assistant managing editor for business at the Chicago Tribune, sent out the following announcement:
Ryan Ori , a commercial real estate reporter at Crain’s, will join us as a columnist on March 13. Ryan, as many of you know, has a good track record at Crain’s of doggedly covering real estate development and corporate moves. Joining us as a columnist covering the commercial real estate and development beat, he will be a critical part of our mission – attracting readers by aggressively breaking news and writing about Chicago.
With Ryan’s hiring, that brings to seven the staff additions to our department since January 2016. The Tribune has made a big investment in business coverage, and I know everyone is working hard to make that investment worthwhile. I couldn’t be more thrilled about our team and the success I’m sure is ahead for us.
Ori has been with Crain’s Chicago Business since July 2011. Before joining Crain’s he spent 18 years at the Peoria Journal Star, winning multiple Illinois Press Association and Illinois Associated Press awards. In Peoria, his work involved everything from breaking news on large-scale layoffs at Methodist Medical Center to helping determine the AP Top 25 college basketball rankings as a voting sportswriter.
A native of East Peoria, Ori is a 1993 graduate of Bradley University.