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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

World-Class Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

One afternoon provided two exercises in compartmentalization: Richard Johns' plea agreement and the indictment of former state Sen. Jon Woods and Oren Paris III. read more >

One Bad Doctor: Richard Johns Pill Mill Scheme Leads to Death of One, Ensnares Dozens

By the end of this month, at least 52 people will have pleaded guilty to being a part of what prosecutors believe are the largest drug rings ever busted in both Lonoke and White counties, including the one bad doctor who was the indispensable element: Richard Duane Johns. read more >

Misconduct Allegations Shadowed Richard Johns

Richard Johns, the internist who pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone prescriptions, first appeared in Arkansas Business in September 2012 for a completely different reason: read more >

I've Never Been So Insulted (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Lately, I'm not sure anything is an insult — at least nothing that is intended to be. Words hurled as put-downs seem to be promptly turned into slogans. read more >

Ritter Grain Operations in Marked Tree Sold to Poinsett Rice & Grain

Ritter Agribusiness of Marked Tree is exiting the grain services business, having sold its grain operations in Marked Tree and with plans to shut down a small operation in Craighead County at the end of the month. read more >

‘Nobody Knew ...' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The issue of health care is, as the president said, unbelievably complex and made infinitely more so by being a partisan political issue in Washington and a deeply personal issue everywhere else. read more >

Richard Johns Pleads Guilty In Pill Mill Conspiracy

Richard Johns' wife, children and priest watched as he tearfully pleaded guilty to taking money in exchange for prescribing tens of thousands of painkiller tablets to middlemen who federal prosecutors said resold them. read more >

The Trouble With Transparency (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Would it be OK if every taxpayer-funded construction bid was let based on fake bids? I'm pretty sure that even Jake Files knows the answer to that. read more >

Just Because One Can ... (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It may not be illegal for President Trump to tweet-shame a department store chain for dropping his daughter's line of fashion merchandise, but just because he can doesn't mean he should. read more >

The Short-Termism of Protectionism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

BlackRock Inc. has more than $5 trillion to invest, so when Larry Fink talks, corporations at least hear him out. read more >