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 later was 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. Andrews and his wife, Kathleen, have a son in college and another living in Colorado. They live in the Nora area with their two dogs.


2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Celadon abruptly shuts down, wiping out nearly 4,000 jobs

The December announcement brought to a bitter close one of central Indiana’s great entrepreneurial success stories. Stephen Russell, the son of a New York City taxi driver, launched the business with a single truck in 1985 and grow it into the largest provider of international truckload services in North America, with more than 150,000 annual border crossings between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Elanco’s $7.6 billion purchase puts longtime executive to the test

Jeff Simmons has been with Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health for two decades and has run it for 11 years. But he’s never faced pressure like this. Elanco, which was founded in 1954, operated in relative anonymity for most of its existence, serving as a comparatively small division of the publicly traded drug giant Eli Lilly […]

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