As the business editor at the Chicago Tribune in 2000, I hired Barbara, and she performed beautifully. Her columns were among the brightest spots in the paper, recognized for their deep reporting, skillful storytelling and, above all, accuracy. Barbara is a consummate pro who can handle assignments from light features to hard-core financial investigations. She’s a star.

Greg Burns, Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member

“After nearly four decades in journalism, I think I know a professional when I see one, and Barbara’s a pro. She sets high standards for her reporting and writing, and never seems to miss the mark.”

Allen Pusey, managing editor, ABA Journal


“Barbara Rose is one of the most valued and effective editorial talents we have.  She has the rare ability to take on a highly complex subject, report it thoroughly and write about it with clarity and grace.  She is a versatile writer and an accomplished professional, and I recommend her highly.”

Jim Winters, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs, Elmhurst College