Managing Editor

Ariana Donalds Dawes, a New York native and former copy chief for Time Out New York guidebooks, is the founding managing editor of Seattle Met

Ariana ensures general quality control across all media, from the monthly print magazine, mobile device editions, and email newsletters to the website, blogs, and apps. In addition being Seattle Met’s copy editor, policing grammar and style, she creates budgets and schedules, spearheads annual Top Doctors and Top Dentists surveys, and, when lucky, conducts the occasional Q&A with touring comedians like Bob Odenkirk. 

 During her tenure, Seattle Met has received dozens of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and City and Regional Magazine Association. Her writing has also appeared in National Magazine Award–winning publications Print and Metropolis. She graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s in English literature and a minor in theater and dance.

Best of the City

Top Doctors 2016

Our 11th annual list of the best health practitioners in the Seattle area feature 911 doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and more in 100 specialties.

07/04/2016 By Ariana Dawes

Best of the City

Top Dentists 2016

701 of the best practitioners in the Seattle metropolitan area.

12/28/2015 By Ariana Dawes

Top Doctors

Top Doctors and Nurses 2015: How We Made the List

1,065 practitioners in 82 specialties made this year’s list of top doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and complementary care givers in the Seattle metro area.

08/04/2015 Edited by Ariana Dawes and Darren Davis

Passing Through

W. Kamau Bell Q & A

Socially aware comedian W. Kamau Bell is coming to wake you up. (And make you laugh.)

01/01/2015 By Ariana Dawes

Comedic Chatter

Bob Odenkirk Tours 'A Load of Hooey'

The self-deprecating veteran of comedy proves Seattle is better than Portland with a special date at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.

10/24/2014 By Ariana Dawes

Passing Through

Tim and Eric, Capeesh

Tim and Eric and Dr. Steve Brule’s “extravaganza of absurdity” blitzes the Moore.

08/25/2014 By Ariana Dawes

Health

Top Doctors and Nurses 2014

1,066 practitioners in 85 specialties made this year’s list of top doctors and nurse practitioners in the Seattle metro area.

08/01/2014 By Ariana Dawes

Comedy

Riffing with Comedian Charlie Murphy

The 'Chappelle Show' standout's standup tour comes to the Neptune on Friday, January 11.

01/07/2014 By Ariana Dawes

Passing Through

Charlie Murphy Was Born Funny

The natural-born storyteller brings his Acid Trip comedy tour through Seattle to ask what we think is normal.

12/13/2013 By Ariana Dawes

Article

Top Vets 2013

207 of the best veterinarians in the Seattle Metropolitan area.

01/23/2013 Edited by Ariana Dawes Research by Danielle Zorn, Katie Vincent, Dameon Matule, and Anna Chatilo

Article

Top Dentists 2013

500 Ways to a Beautiful Smile

12/19/2012 Edited by Ariana Dawes By Amanda Zurita

Article

Top Doctors 2012

583 Doctors and Nurses in 72 Specialties

07/26/2012 Edited by Ariana Dawes

Article

Top Doctors 2012

583 Doctors and Nurses in 72 Specialties

07/20/2012 Edited by Ariana Dawes

Article

A Pediatric Practice Makes Going to the Dentist Fun

A pediatric practice in Greenlake makes going to the dentist fun. Really.

12/16/2011 By Ariana Dawes

Article

Top Dentists 2012

The 424 best dentists in the Seattle metro area, as selected by their peers.

12/16/2011 Edited by Ariana Dawes

Article

Top Doctors 2011

Seattle offers some of the most outstanding medical care in the world. This year, thanks to a new partnership with Avvo, Seattle Met brings you more top doctors than ever before in 66 specialties.

07/22/2011 Edited by Ariana Dawes