Health care, life sciences, utilities and philanthropy reporter

Before joining IBJ in 2016, Russell was a newspaper reporter for 30+ years in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania at papers as small as a monthly trade journal and as large as the Chicago Tribune. Most of his career has been as a business reporter, focusing on large companies. He lives on the Northeast side of Indianapolis and enjoys riding his bike, growing wildflower gardens, playing chess and reading.

Quick facts:

Family: Wife, Colleen; two grown sons; three cats

Favorite podcast: “War on Cars”

First job: Delivering the Cleveland Press to 25 houses on his block after school at age 10. “I’ve been a news man ever since,” he said.



Coming off huge losses, Community Health to cut jobs in restructuring

Community Health Network, which lost $161 million last year on operations and investments, plans to cut an unspecified number of jobs through a workforce restructuring. The Indianapolis-based hospital system confirmed Wednesday that it is taking the “unfortunate and necessary step” of making job cuts. It did not say how many jobs would be lost, or […]

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Drug manufacturer grows amid contracting boom

Fishers-based INCOG Biopharma Services Inc., one of the newest players in the $132 billion contract drug manufacturing industry, acts as a behind-the-scenes player for companies that need to get sterile injectable medicines to market in a hurry.

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