An award-winning writer, editor, and publicist, Jeff Louderback started his career as a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines before entering the public relations field. He now embraces the both of best worlds.
As a journalist and reporter, he crafts personality profiles and human interest features for online, and regional and national print publications; serves as editor and publisher of the soon-to-debut Positively Xenia Magazine and, founder and editor of All In Ohio (www.allinohio.com); writes profiles, news features, and investigative features centered around politics and issues for The Ohio Press Network; and spearheads content writing (press releases, articles, blog and social media content) and media relations (generating local and national media coverage) for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.
Simply put, Jeff is a writer, publicist, new media professional, media personality, and author of non-fiction books, including a title in the works about the ’74 Xenia Tornado.
Over the course of his 31-year career, Jeff has written a multitude of entrepreneur profiles on legends like Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas and restaurateur Bob Evans; personality profiles on sports personalities like Barry Larkin and sports broadcaster Dan Patrick; business trend features; health and wellness features; and travel and lifestyle features on destinations and attractions. He is in the midst of writing detailed personality profiles for The Ohio Press Network about the Republican U.S. Senate candidates (Bernie Moreno, Mike Gibbons, Mark Pukita, Josh Mandel, Matt Dolan, and Jane Timken) to give Ohioans a better understanding of the candidates.
He is an expert at developing newsworthy story angles, crafting journalistic-style press releases, communicating with the media to secure local and national coverage, and writing and maintaining blog, Facebook, and LinkedIn content.
There are few subjects that Jeff has not covered in his writing for local, regional, and national media outlets.
Jeff has extensive experience writing about sports as well. He started his career as a sports writer for a daily newspaper in Ohio, where he covered high school, college, and professional sports (including the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals). He has a plethora of freelance sports features for magazines to his name, and he served as a contributing editor for OverTime Magazine, a national business and lifestyle magazine for and about professional athletes. In addition, Jeff launched and managed a high-traffic online publication covering the Boston Red Sox and their farm system, and he is the author of dozens of profiles and features about Major League Baseball and prospects in minor league systems.
A native of Ohio, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communication at Wright State University, Jeff has served as a sports writer, features writer, and business writer and editor for newspapers and magazines. Earlier in his career, he was contributing editor of Ohio Magazine and a regular contributor of travel and lifestyle features, and sports features, to the Dayton Daily News and Cincinnati Enquirer.
Before opening his own writing and PR business, Jeff started the public relations division of what is now the nation’s largest restaurant marketing and public relations firm. He was director of media relations – crafting story angles; writing press releases and articles; generating coverage in local, regional, and national media outlets; and implementing public relations campaigns – while helping build this firm.
After living in Florida for 13 years, Jeff returned to his native southwest Ohio in 2015 with his dog, Boston, to be close to family and work with clients in the Cincinnati/Columbus/Dayton region. Jeff and Boston live in Centerville/Washington Township. When he is not immersed in writing and PR, Jeff spends ample time hiking and embarking on day trips and weekend getaways with Boston; and striving to return to prime physical shape through HIIT workouts between a balancing act of savoring pizza from independent restaurants. He is an avid, year-round fan of the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ohio State Buckeyes; and he also likes getting lost in a good movie. Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, Saving Private Ryan, and Forrest Gump are his favorites.