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.


Member of ABN leadership team dropped from website

Athlete's Business Network, which wants to build a $500 million medical complex at the airport, had listed Scott Gorman as president of its substance-abuse unit. His name was removed after IBJ reported he did not hold a state license in addiction recovery or a college degree.

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Recycling industry buffeted by falling prices

With prices tumbling for scrap metal, used paper and old plastic bottles, recycling firms around Indiana are watching revenue drop. Most are working harder to find buyers that will pay a decent price for their truckloads of materials. Some are idling operations.

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