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.

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Best of the City

Top Dentists 2016

701 of the best practitioners in the Seattle metropolitan area.

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/28/2015

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.

  • By Darren Davis and Ariana Dawes
  • Published 08/04/2015

Passing Through

W. Kamau Bell Q & A

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

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 01/01/2015

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.

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 10/24/2014

Passing Through

Tim and Eric, Capeesh

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

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 08/25/2014

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.

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 08/01/2014

Comedy

Riffing with Comedian Charlie Murphy

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

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 01/07/2014

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.

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/13/2013

Article

Top Vets 2013

207 of the best veterinarians in the Seattle Metropolitan area.

  • By Anna Chatilo, Dameon Matule, Katie Vincent, Danielle Zorn, and Ariana Dawes
  • Published 01/23/2013

Article

Search Our Database of Top Dentists

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/19/2012

Article

Top Dentists 2013

500 Ways to a Beautiful Smile

  • By Amanda Zurita and Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/19/2012

Article

Top Doctors 2012

583 Doctors and Nurses in 72 Specialties

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 07/26/2012

Article

Childbirth: New Beginnings

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 07/20/2012

Article

Top Doctors 2012

583 Doctors and Nurses in 72 Specialties

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 07/20/2012

Article

A Factoria Dentist Keeps Sounders Athletes in the Game

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/16/2011

Article

Model Entrusts Her Smile to a Dentist with a Light Touch

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/16/2011

Article

A Pediatric Practice Makes Going to the Dentist Fun

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

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/16/2011

Article

Top Dentists 2012

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

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 12/16/2011

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.

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 07/22/2011

Interview

Richard Ayoade Talks Coming-of-Age Films

His featured SIFF flick takes us back to the angsty world of Holden Caulfield.

  • By Ariana Dawes
  • Published 05/27/2011
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