Julanne Hohbach has led the editorial staff of Columbus CEO since October 2005. She has 18 years’ experience in journalism, including work at daily and weekly newspapers.
Prior to joining Columbus CEO as a staff writer in July 2003, she was a reporter at the Beaver County Times, a 48,000-circulation daily newspaper located north of Pittsburgh, Pa., where she covered community news as well as the night cops and courts beat. She started her career at Suburban News Publications, where she worked as a reporter and an associate editor.
Julanne graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a concentration in news writing and editing. She has won multiple awards from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Press Club of Cleveland and Suburban Newspapers of America. The magazine has won multiple statewide honors from both the Ohio Excellence in Journalism/Ohio SPJ and the Press Club of Cleveland contests under her leadership.
Julanne is a member of the board of directors of the Central Ohio Chapter of SPJ and also served as the 2011-12 president.
Favorite movies: North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby and Pulp Fiction
Favorite band/musician: Too hard to pick just one. For starters, Green Day, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam and Frank Sinatra
Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, or anything by Edgar Allan Poe
Favorite food: A good steak
Favorite punctuation: The long dash
Best advice you’ve gotten: “Names and faces make news.” It’s sage advice that still rings true from SNP Editor Marty Rozenman.
Thing that’s always in your work bag: A planner with my schedule, for those times when technology—and batteries—fail
What do you most enjoy about your work? I always enjoy meeting and talking to local executives about their organizations, and I love that we can provide different insights and analysis of the business community.
Name something most people don’t know about you: I was a DJ at campus radio station ACRN (“The Rock Lobster”) my senior year in college. Also, I submitted an audition tape for season 2 of “Survivor.”