Managing editor

Weidenbener joined IBJ in 2015 after more than 20 years covering politics and government at the Indiana Statehouse for The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, and, where she taught a staff of Franklin College students how to be journalists. She covered five governors, more than two dozen legislative sessions and special sessions, and countless political campaigns. In addition to writing, Weidenbener enjoys shooting photos and editing video and sound and likes to think of herself as a little crafty, especially when it comes to reupholstering a chair. She lives in the Garfield Park area of Indianapolis with her handy husband, Jeff, and her dog-like cat, Simba.