Lynn Hicks is the executive business editor of the Des Moines Register. He oversees the newspaper’s award-winning business and agricultural coverage and writes the weekly “Biz Buzz” column.
He started his career at the Register while studying at Drake University and has about 25 years of professional experience in journalism. He’s also worked at the Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind.; the Indianapolis Star and the Stevens Point Journal in Wisconsin, as well as serving as a correspondent for USA Today. He’s reported from Bosnia and Brazil, interviewed luminaries ranging from actor Ashton Kutcher to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He's also run a small daily newspaper.
An Iowa native, Lynn lives in Des Moines with his wife, Beth, and two daughters, Elena and Olivia.