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Gwen Crownover Moritz was born in Conway, reared in North Little Rock and graduated from Harding University at Searcy. She worked at the Pine Bluff Commercial, the Arkansas Gazette and the Nashville (Tenn.) Business Journal, with stints at the Tennessee Health Care Association and the Nashville Bar Association thrown in.

Moritz has been editor of Arkansas Business since 1999. She and her husband, Rob Moritz, have two sons. They live in North Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Middle-Class Values (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

In their second debate last fall, Mark Pryor fumbled the question of how to define the middle class, saying that it would include income up to $200,000 a year. Tom Cotton picked it up and scored, accusing Pryor of “hanging out with out-of-state billionaires if he thinks $200,000 in Arkansas is the middle class.” read more >

Obamacare Nostalgia (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Obamacare is 5 years old this week, and that milestone has sent me on a nostalgic journey that dates back a quarter-century. read more >

Civil Jury Awards $122.5M to West Memphis Doctor Maimed by Car Bomb

A Crittenden County jury on Tuesday ordered Randeep Mann to pay $17.5 million in compensatory damages and $105 million in punitive damages for the 2009 car bombing that gravely injured Dr. Trent Pierce, then chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board. read more >

Completely Off the Scale (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I introduced my Moritz Scale of Political Bad Behavior back in 2009 in a lighthearted attempt to gauge the magnitude of political faux pas. In the all-news-all-the-time environment, political outrage, like Spinal Tap's amplifier, always seems to be cranked up to 11, but some politicians really do behave worse than others. read more >

Sheriff Confirms Petit Jean Remains Are Those of John Glasgow

Human remains found Wednesday in Petit Jean State Park are those of missing Little Rock construction executive John Glasgow, Conway County Sheriff Mike Smith confirmed to Arkansas Business early Thursday afternoon. read more >

Update: Hikers Find Human Remains on Petit Jean Mountain

Sheriff confirms that only missing person case in the area is that of Little Rock construction executive John Glasgow, missing since January 2008. read more >

Former State Sen. Paul Bookout Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Former state Sen. Paul Bookout pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of mail fraud for misusing $150,000 in campaign contributions for personal benefit. read more >

UA eVersity's Michael Moore Wants Path to Hard Work To Be Easy

Michael Moore's office shelves are crammed with books on business startups and online learning and psychology and statistics and digital analytics, and he's using all of them as he plans the launch of the University of Arkansas eVersity. read more >

They Just Eat It Up (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Restaurant news drives online business. There is no other industry that can be counted on to generate so much instantaneous online traffic. read more >

Inside the UA eVersity: A Different Online-only Education

Michael Moore is navigating an ambitious project: combining technologies and techniques that have been proven to work elsewhere into an entirely new UA member university. read more >