Having grown up as the son of a weekly newspaper publisher, Ivan Foley is a lifelong member of the news business.
He came to the Platte County Landmark in 1982, where he began by managing the staff while covering everything from local politics to high school sports. In 1993 he assumed the role of editor and began his weekly Between the Lines column. In 2002 he bought the newspaper operation and the historic Landmark office building in downtown Platte City.
Since then, Landmark has consistently been awarded for General Excellence in the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
In 2016, Foley won the Tom and Pat Gish Award, a national honor given by the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky for displaying courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism.
Foley lives in unincorporated Platte County not far from KCI Airport. He and his wife have three grown children and three grandchildren.