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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

Windstream Spinoff CS&L to Begin Trading on Monday

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock officially spun off its real estate and copper assets late Friday into a real estate investment trust whose shares will begin trading publicly on Monday. read more >

A Mad, Mad, Mid-Mod World (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

“Mad Men” has, however, introduced a whole new generation to the good and the bad of the 1960s. I don't think many young women are interested in going back to the typing-pool days, and I hope “Mad Men” hasn't inspired a new love affair with cigarettes and bourbon-buzzed workplaces. But the “midcentury modern” look in clothing and furniture and home decor is back with a vengeance. read more >

One Bank Customer Pleads Guilty to Reduced Federal Charge of Money Laundering

In a plea deal reached with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock, Albert Solaroli pleaded guilty to laundering $120,000 of the loan in exchange for having a pending bank fraud charge dismissed. read more >

‘Above My Pay Grade' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Too much entitlement mentality is a bad thing, but not even realizing that there are reasonable exceptions to the rules — like a paying customer can ask for a menu substitution — is a lifelong handicap. read more >

Our Awfully Wonderful State 2.0 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

HB1228, for all the hyperventilating and hyperbole about what it will or will not do legally, made our state look, once again, like it isn't ready for primetime. But unlike Indiana, where a similar “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” seemed to shock the nation, Arkansas seemed to be doing just what our fellow Americans expected Arkansas to do. read more >

Vistage Provides Group Therapy for Executives

When Arkansas CEOs come together at their Vistage support group, egos are checked at the door. read more >

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 >


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