News editor, author of the Eight@8 newsletter and host of the IBJ Podcast

King is on his second tour of duty with IBJ, having served as its real estate reporter from 1996 to 1999 and rejoining the paper in 2009. Over 35 years working for newspapers and magazines across the country, he has covered most beats on the typical masthead, including business, sports, city government, arts and consumer issues. He lives near Glendale, and when he’s not working he enjoys “mucking about with my wife, an IPS school teacher, and my son, an IPS kindergartener.”

Quick facts:

Favorite movie: The Blues Brothers

Favorite TV show to binge-watch: Columbo

First job: Delivering the Northside Topics


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This is a teaser that has a lot of words in it, because I want to make sure I can insert an icon in the teaser sections of
stories that we make big pics. It’s a dicey business, this.

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Local SBA lending dropped 17 percent in 2009

Local loans issued through the Small Business Administration’s popular 7(a) guarantee program plunged by an astonishing 64
percent for three of the city’s four largest banks during 2009, while overall lending in the program slipped 17 percent in
the metro area.

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