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Crain’s Chicago names its first female editor

January 16, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Ann Dwyer was photographed at Crain’s Chicago Business, January15, 2019.

Ann Dwyer, a veteran Chicago journalist, has been named the first female editor of Crain’s Chicago Business in its 41-year history.

A story on its website states, “Dwyer, 54, came to Crain’s from the Chicago Tribune in 1995 as a copy editor, moving to the news desk in 1997 and later running some of the publication’s highest-profile features, including 40 Under 40, Best Places to Work, Coolest Offices and Fast 50. In March 2016, she became managing editor, taking over day-to-day newsroom operations in digital and in print.

“‘I owe so much to the editors and publishers who mentored me for more than two decades at Crain’s. I wouldn’t be ready to take on this challenge if it wasn’t for them,’ Dwyer said. ‘Perhaps because I’ve been with Crain’s for so long, I have a deep appreciation for the legacy that’s being placed in my hands.’

“Dwyer has frequently been the broadcast voice of Crain’s, appearing regularly on WBBM-AM’s ‘Noon Business Hour’ and WTTW-TV’s ‘Chicago Tonight.’

“A native of Oak Park, Dwyer studied writing and journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has won awards for reporting, editing, headline writing and editorial writing from the Chicago Headline Club, the Alliance of Area Business Publishers, the Illinois Press Association, the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association and the Society of American Business Editors & Writers, among others.”

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