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.


IU Health transplant chief quits, citing rift

The top transplant surgeon at Indiana University Health, who built the program into one of the nation’s largest, has resigned, citing growing differences with hospital administration. Dr. Joseph Tector left IU Health on March 31 and has taken a position as professor of surgery at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Tector He will […]

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