Weidenbener joined IBJ in 2015 as managing editor after more than 20 years covering politics and government for several news organizations. She was promoted to editor in January 2021 and oversees a staff of 18 reporters, editors, designers and researchers. She writes a column every other week.

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 is a native of Vincennes but has lived in the Garfield Park area of Indianapolis since late 1995.

Family: Husband, Jeff; cats, Simba & Twitch 

Go-to drink: Diet Mountain Dew

Favorite movies: Apollo 13 and Shawshank Redemption

First job: Pulling clay pigeons for trap shooting


Seven execs tell us where they take clients to dinner

The biggest business deals often come together over a great dinner. But with all the amazing options—new and old—in Indianapolis, choosing just the right spot might seem daunting. Do you go for the best food? For the trendy new place? Or how about simply a spot where you can hear a conversation?

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INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE: Colleges won’t let go of donation tax credit

State Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, didn’t mince words during a public hearing on tax issues last month. “I hate this credit,” he said bluntly. He was talking about the state college contribution tax credit, which rewards Hoosiers who donate money to Indiana colleges and universities. Hershman authored Senate Bill 309, legislation that—as introduced—would have […]

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