About The Network

Runway Girl Network is unlike any other aviation news service in the world. Representing a collective of talented aviation journalists, the award-winning outlet combines deep industry intelligence with first-hand knowledge of the airline passenger experience (#PaxEx on Twitter) to provide unrivaled news and insight to both industry stakeholders and the traveling public.

An inherently social site Runway Girl Network is transforming the traditional aviation B2B trade news model to encompass a B2B2C model to consider passengers’ needs and wants. It provides coverage across four key categories: Passenger Safety, Comfort, Connectivity and Services.

RGN’s columns, Up FrontCoach Confidential, Details and Design, and IFE Film Review, serve as opinion and analysis sections of the site, while our Multimedia features (#PaxEx TV, #PaxEx Podcast and In Conversation) include on-location reporting and interviews, and bring meaningful audio and visual highlights to our audience.

Runway Girl Network also serves as a ‘Lean Into Aviation’ platform for highlighting the achievements of women in aviation, promotes equality, and celebrates culture, compassion and diversity.

Meet The Team



Mary Kirby

Founder, Editor and Publisher Mary Kirby has covered the aviation industry for 19 years as both a journalist and an editor. After cutting he...Continue Reading

Becca Alkema

Operations Manager Becca Alkema oversees Runway Girl Network’s advertising assets and client relationships. She excels at meeting and ...Continue Reading

John Walton

Deputy Editor John Walton, an international journalist, pens a dedicated Opinion and Analysis section of RGN called Up Front. He specializes...Continue Reading

Seth Miller

Contributing Editor Seth Miller was bitten by the travel bug at a young age and hopes that no one finds a cure. A world traveller and avid f...Continue Reading

Tomás Romero

Contributing Editor Tomás Romero is an award-winning writer/producer from Los Angeles. He has written dozens of screenplays for such studios...Continue Reading

Kerry Reals

Contributing Editor Kerry Reals is a UK-based freelance journalist who has spent more than a decade on the aviation beat, with an emphasis o...Continue Reading

Benét J. Wilson

Contributing Editor Benét J. Wilson is founder and sole proprietor of Aviation Queen LLC, an aviation/travel freelance writing and consultin...Continue Reading

Jason Rabinowitz

Contributing Editor Jason Rabinowitz is a true #AvGeek who researches all facets of the airline passenger experience as Routehappy’s D...Continue Reading

Max Flight

#PaxEx Podcast co-host Max Flight is a producer of online aviation content, after having spent 35 years in the aviation industry working for...Continue Reading

Harriet Baskas

Contributing Editor Harriet Baskas writes about airports, travel, museums and a wide variety of other topics for outlets that include NBCNew...Continue Reading

Paul E. Eden

Contributing Writer Paul E. Eden has been editing and writing for aerospace publications since 1996. He writes for Aircraft Cabin Management...Continue Reading

Neelam Mathews

Contributing Editor Neelam Mathews, who is based in Delhi, has been writing about Asian aviation and beyond – including Africa –...Continue Reading

Chris Kjelgaard

Contributing Editor Chris Kjelgaard is an aviation and travel-industry reporter and editor with more than three decades of experience. In ad...Continue Reading

Gavin Werbeloff

Contributing Writer Gavin Werbeloff, a real estate fund manager, has been a travel junkie and airplane geek since childhood. The Travel Budd...Continue Reading

Christine Negroni

Contributing Editor Christine Negroni is an aviation and travel writer whose work appears in The New York Times, The International Herald Tr...Continue Reading

Sandra Arnoult

Contributing Editor Sandra Arnoult has spent 15 years as an aviation journalist with a focus on regional and low-fare carriers, airports and...Continue Reading

Cynthia Drescher

Contributing Editor Cynthia Drescher is a professional travel journalist and more than a little obsessed with transportation. She’s fl...Continue Reading

Mark Kathurima

Mark Kathurima’s passion for aircraft began at the age of 12. Remaining true to his passion, he became an aerospace engineer and spent 11 ye...Continue Reading

Melissa Myers

Contributing Writer Melissa Myers works in the finance industry by day, but her three real passions in life are traveling, aviation, and the...Continue Reading

Olivia Gunn

Contributing Writer Olivia P. Gunn is a writer living and working in Portland, ME. She attended SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Theatr...Continue Reading

Chantal Berendsen

Contributing Writer Chantal Berendsen is a travel enthusiast working at an insurance company that facilitates, among other things, travel en...Continue Reading

Kathryn Creedy

Contributing Editor Kathryn Creedy is a successful author, journalist, public relations specialist and guest speaker. She founded Commuter/R...Continue Reading