Stephanie Barbaran joined the Los Angeles Business Journal as managing editor in 2019 and started serving as interim editor in Sept. 2021. She was part of the LABJ team that won Alliance of Area Business Publishers awards in 2021 (Best Ancillary Publication, Large Tabloid: 2020 Wealthiest Angelenos; Best of Show: Most Improved Publication). Barbaran has worked as a writer and editor in B2B publishing roles, as well as a content strategist and SEO content specialist for companies and content marketing agencies. Her focus in leading teams is to prioritize quality and purpose in content production, aiming to provide high-value, engaging materials to tell compelling stories for print and digital audiences. She was raised in West Los Angeles and studied journalism at Rutgers University-Newark.