Who is Ross Reily?

February 25th, 2013

Mississippi Business Journal Editor Ross Reily

Ross Reily has been the Editor of the Mississippi Business Journal since October of 2008.

In his time there, the MBJ has been given the General Excellence Award by the Mississippi Press Association for best in class for newspapers in Mississippi. In the last four years, the paper has also been recognized numerous times for its investigative reporting and editorial writing as well as photography, design and feature writing.

Reily was previously in Greenville, where he was editor of the Delta Democrat Times for three years.

Prior to that, he held news management roles at The Sun-Herald in Biloxi and the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo. He has also worked at the Jackson Sun in Tennessee. His work has been cited for excellence by the Mississippi Press Association, The Associated Press and other organizations. In 1998, he was named baseball writer of the year by the Southern League for his coverage of the Double-A West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx.

A native of Cleveland, Reily attended Delta State University where he continues to volunteer in alumni activities, having served on the alumni Board of Directors as well as other positions. He has also served on the editor selection committees for the student newspapers at Delta State and the University of Mississippi.

Reily has continued to be active in community leadership roles throughout his career, serving on community boards in Itawamba County, Lee County, Warren County and Hancock County as well as boards for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the Greenville YMCA, and the Main Street Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis.

He has participated in leadership training with Leadership Itawamba, Leadership Washington County and Leadership Mississippi.

Reily is married to the former Sarah Catherine Dill of West Point. They have three children, Sarah Parker (8), Samuel Wilkerson (7) and Margaret Louise (3).

Reily can be reached at 601-364-1018 or ross.reily@msbusiness.com

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