Ottawa Business Journal has a team of dedicated journalists that is augmented by many freelancers and occasional columnists. Here are the main members of the news team.

Anne Howland, editor-in-chief

Anne Howland is the editor-in-chief of the Ottawa Business Journal and the Eastern Ontario Business Journal. She is an award-winning journalist and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in communications, public policy, corporate strategy and international banking. She has a journalism degree from Carleton University and an MBA from Queen’s University.

At OBJ and EOBJ, Anne oversees content on multiple platforms, including special publications, and leads a team of reporters and freelancers. A member of the senior leadership team, Anne contributes to the company’s strategy and direction.


David Sali, senior writer

Dave is a senior writer and editor with three decades of experience in the newspaper industry working for a variety of publications from community weeklies to major dailies. As a journalist, Dave has covered everything from junior hockey to city hall and has helped launch and build award-winning publications; as an editor, Dave has overseen newsrooms and effectively managed people and budgets. Dave brings passion and creativity to everything he does.

Dave is a four-time award-winning journalist by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP). He has received awards for best news feature, best scoop and best overall writer among medium-sized business publications.

To read Dave’s stories, click here.

Caroline Phillips, social columnist

Caroline is a writer and journalist with more than 27 years of experience in writing, journalism, and newspapers.

With OBJ, Caroline takes photos and writes a regular column for print and online about social events of interest to the public, happening around Ottawa.

To read Caroline’s stories, click here.

Sarah MacFarlane, reporter

Sarah is a business reporter and online coordinator for the Ottawa Business Journal, producing coverage of both local and regional business news and ensuring a timely and effective online presence. Passionate, driven, experienced and enthusiastic journalist and recent graduate from Carleton University’s School of Journalism.

Areas of focus for OBJ coverage include human resources, Eastern Ontario, small businesses, diversity and inclusion.

To read Sarah’s stories, click here.