Xana had been the executive editor of Quartz from 2014 until 2020.  On January 27, 2020, she passed away from cancer. Before that she was an executive editor and vice president at CNBC, an editor at Crain’s New York Business, an executive editor at Fortune and CNN/Money and the editor of the New York Post, where she oversaw a staff of more than 300 journalists.

Xana joined SABEW’s board in 2015 and made an immediate impact. She recruited numerous new members as membership committee chair, she identified new board members while on the nominations committee, and her vision, wisdom and guidance, as vice president and otherwise, were instrumental in moving the organization forward.

Xana would have been SABEW’s president in the 2018-2019 year, but she decided to step down after her cancer diagnosis. Still, she remained an active board member.

Her publications have garnered numerous journalism awards, including several SABEW Best in Business awards. In October, Xana received the prestigious Front Page Lifetime Achievement Award from The Newswomen’s Club of New York.

A fund has been established in her name at SABEW. Learn more.