Kylie Veleta – Business of Health & Special Projects Editor

Kylie Veleta joined Inside INdiana Business in 2008 as the writer and reporter for the award-winning Life Sciences INdiana e-newsletter and INdiana Connections, a specialty e-newsletter for the Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics industry. The Indiana Society of Professional Journalists awarded Kylie “Best Medical/Science” reporting in 2015 and 2016 for her coverage of life sciences news throughout the state. 

She has previous experience in television news, working as a reporter for stations in Lexington, Kentucky, Evansville and Terre Haute. Her work earned her an Indiana Associated Press award. She has also been a freelance writer for clients including Indianapolis Woman magazine and Evansville Living magazine. Before coming to Indiana INdiana Business, she served as copywriter in the marketing/creative area at Indianapolis-based The Finish Line, Inc.

Kylie is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Ball State University. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and their three young children. After living in several cities around the Midwest, she’s glad to be living and working in her hometown of Indianapolis.

5 Questions for Kylie

1. Where can we find you when you’re not working?

Chasing around my three small children, whether that’s at home, playing outside, or ferrying them to their activities.

2. If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?

Anything creative! I love to write, eat delicious food and travel, so I think my dream job would be a writer for a travel magazine.

3. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? Why?

Ride a bike. I love to be outdoors, and do lots of indoor cycling to stay in shape, so my legs are ready for the task. Riding a bike would give me the flexibility to stop and explore places that I likely miss driving in the car. Riding a horse is a close second, but I don’t want another living creature to clean up after… I have three small children and a dog already!

4. What would you do if you won the lottery?

I’d maintain my current lifestyle (pay off the house, etc.), put away money for the kids’ college, give plenty away, and use the rest to travel the world. 

5. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Chapstick (I apply it about 40 times a day; it’s a habit I developed in high school as an avid trumpet player, and I haven’t been able to kick it). My glasses (I hate when my contacts get dry, and I’d need to see any approaching predators). And a speedboat to get the heck out of there… I need my “people” and creature comforts!

Contact: Kylie Veleta