Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman

Daily Editor
Construction, design, engineering

Newman has covered the Indianapolis business community as an editor or reporter for 21 years, including the past 18 at IBJ. He joined the newspaper in 1995 as a real estate reporter, became editor of IBJ’s Focus section a year later and served the next 13 years in that position. He became Daily Editor at the beginning of 2009. Prior to IBJ, he had a three-year stint as an editor and writer at the now-defunct Indianapolis C.E.O. magazine. A graduate of Ball State University, Newman spent the first six years of his journalism career as a sports writer and editor at several Indiana newspapers, including the Michigan City News-Dispatch, the Whitley County Post & Mail and the Muncie Evening Press. He lives in Fishers with his wife and two of their four children. An avid sports fan, Newman has spent every year since 1972 believing this is finally the Cubs’ year.

Phone:
(317) 472-5382

ARTICLES

Upstart local casket company about to go under

Genesis Casket Co., a locally based manufacturer that appeared to be on the fast track just a few years ago, has notified the state that it plans to close its Indianapolis headquarters, ending employment for 56 workers.
Read More

St. Louis furniture retailer plans expansion into Indy

Weekends Only Furniture Outlet, which has five stores in the St. Louis area, plans to make its first expansion outside of its home market by opening a 92,000-square-foot store in Castleton.
Read More

State exports show first decline in three years

Indiana exports slipped slightly last year, marking the first decrease in three years and only the second decline this century, according to a report released Tuesday.
Read More

Developer seeks tax break for downtown hotel project

Developers planning a new Home2 Suites by Hilton in downtown Indianapolis are asking the city for a property-tax break on the project that could save them more than $650,000.
Read More

Magazine publisher acquires local event promoter

The Promotion Co. Inc., an Indianapolis-based event promoter founded in 1976, has been acquired by Florida-based Bonnier Corp, publisher of well-known magazines Popular Science and Field & Stream.
Read More

BidPal names chief executive to replace Webber

BidPal Inc. has hired an executive with a diverse background in event production, digital media and technology to succeed longtime CEO and tech industry leader Scott Webber.
Read More

WISH-TV expanding daily newscasts by four hours

WISH-TV Channel 8, which will lose its 58-year affiliation with CBS-TV at the end of the year, is planning to fill some of the programming void with local news coverage, the Indianapolis station announced Wednesday.
Read More

Washington Square Mall losing biggest tenant

Sears Roebuck and Co. plans to close its 194,680-square-foot anchor store in early December, the retailer confirmed Monday. A liquidation sale began Friday.
Read More

Local Kmart closings part of Sears' ongoing woes

The planned closings of two Kmart stores in Indianapolis are part of a wave of national closures prompted by the ongoing struggles of parent company Sears Holdings Corp.
Read More

Ambrose plans $90M distribution development in Plainfield

Ambrose Property Group has acquired 85 acres near the Indianapolis International Airport where it plans to spend $80 million to $90 million to develop two distribution centers as large as 1 million square feet each.
Read More