Behind the News columnist

A native of Kentucky, Andrews has worked at Hoosier newspapers since graduating from Indiana University in 1987. He covered education at the Journal and Courier in Lafayette before joining IBJ in 1991. He left in 1995 to serve as Statehouse reporter for the Evansville Courier and later served as a business reporter and the business editor of The Indianapolis Star. He’s been writing his Behind the News column for IBJ since rejoining the newspaper in 2000. Outside of work, Andrews enjoys bicycling, basketball and reading. He serves on the board of Trusted Mentors, a not-for-profit that works with adults at risk of becoming homeless. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Indianapolis with their two teenage sons.


Recent Articles

Accolades all around as Allison owners exit

September 20, 2014
Private equity firms Carlyle Group and Onex Group fared well on their purchase of Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission, with the $763 million each put into the 2007 deal more than tripling in value.

Local pair wages battle against Manhattan financier

September 13, 2014
Jonathan Evans and Sean O’Connor of the Carmel investment firm JWEST LLC are trying to win election to the board of Rand Logistics, which they believe is being mismanaged by Chairman Laurence Levy.

Melangton leaving Sports Corp. for IMS

September 12, 2014
Allison Melangton plans to step down as Indiana Sports Corp. president and will become senior vice president of events with Hulman & Co., parent of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ryan Vaughn, chief of staff to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, will succeed Melangton.

Financial services firm to hire up to 153 in Castleton

September 10, 2014
Chicago-based Cortland Capital Market Services, which has $40 billion in assets under administration, has begun hiring for a variety of financial positions. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has agreed to provide Cortland up to $1.8 million in tax credits.

Indy Star will be carrying lots of baggage to new home

September 6, 2014
Revenue for Gannett's newspapers may continue to drift lower after the company breaks into two next year.

Appeals court affirms all but two of Durham's convictions

September 4, 2014
The appellate court reduced Tim Durham's felony convictions from 12 to 10 and ordered him resentenced. It said the government, in an "oversight," had failed to submit key evidence related to the two dismissed counts.

Fair Finance judge throws out $33M Dan Laikin judgment

August 30, 2014
The ruling is a big setback for bankruptcy Trustee Brian Bash, who has yet to provide any recovery to the more than 5,000 Ohio residents who lost more than $200 million when the Tim Durham-led company collapsed in 2009.

A love story with Christ Church takes contentious turn

August 23, 2014
This is far from the first time that heirs and beneficiaries of the Lilly family fortune have tangled over how it was managed.

Will spurned TV station launch ABC courtship?

August 16, 2014
Channel 6's affiliation agreement with ABC expires in January, but the station's owner, E.W. Scripps, has strong ties to the network and will be highly motivated to avoid a parting of ways.

New Simon VC arm making bets on retail technology

August 9, 2014
The newly formed Simon Venture Group is betting millions of dollars on nascent technology companies that hope to reshape retailing.

HHGregg ready to dust off, ramp up Fine Lines concept

July 19, 2014
HHGregg's high-end-appliance Fine Lines stores are shifting into the spotlight as the struggling retailer looks for ways to offset declining consumer electronics sales.

Combatants in grocery feud are finally making peace

July 12, 2014
Attorneys for the Marsh Supermarkets and Don Marsh have quietly reached a settlement on the final issue: how much each side owes the other for legal fees on claims on which they prevailed. Each had argued since last fall the other owed $1.7 million.

Durham victims wait and wait, as quest for cash continues

July 5, 2014
The bankruptcy trustee who has been trying to scrape together money for victims of Indianapolis financier Tim Durham’s Ponzi scheme just struck two lawsuit settlements that underscore the daunting obstacles he faces.

Fledgling local organization crusading for innovation

June 21, 2014
Jerry McColgin saw firsthand the power of innovation during his 15 years at Whirlpool Corp., starting on the factory floor and working up to lead an Evansville-based team of 35 people scattered across 17 countries.
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