News editor, author of the Eight@8 newsletter and host of the IBJ Podcast

King is on his second tour of duty with IBJ, having served as its real estate and arts reporter from 1996 to 1999 and rejoining the paper in 2009. Over 35 years working for newspapers and magazines across the country, he has covered most beats on the typical masthead, including business, sports, city government, arts and consumer issues. He lives near Broad Ripple, and when he’s not working he enjoys traveling with his wife, an IPS high school teacher, and his son, an IPS second-grader.

Quick facts:

Favorite movie: “The Blues Brothers”

Favorite TV show to binge-watch: “Columbo”

Favorite book: “That Is All,” by John Hodgman

First job: Delivering the Northside Topics

Walk-up music: “Life’s Been Good to Me So Far.”


LEADING QUESTIONS: Trucking firm CEO leans into the pain

Russell_WatchVideoCeladon CEO Stephen Russell faced a treacherous patch of highway when fuel prices spiked and the recession drove the
trucking industry into an economic Death Valley. In IBJ's new video feature on leadership issues, Russell explains
how advice from his dentist helped pave the way to recovery.

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INSIDE DISH: Restaurateur rebounds with Pizzology

Pizzology_WatchVideoAfter a sales slowdown during the recession forced him to close the high-end eatery L'explorateur, Neal Brown mulled
a move into Neopolitan-style pizza with friendlier price points. The result—Pizzology Pizzeria & Pub—is off
to a profitable start.

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This is a test for the CMS

This is a teaser that has a lot of words in it, because I want to make sure I can insert an icon in the teaser sections of
stories that we make big pics. It’s a dicey business, this.

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Local SBA lending dropped 17 percent in 2009

Local loans issued through the Small Business Administration’s popular 7(a) guarantee program plunged by an astonishing 64
percent for three of the city’s four largest banks during 2009, while overall lending in the program slipped 17 percent in
the metro area.

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Downtown upscale eateries cancel their lunch plans

While fast food remains a favorite for value-minded patrons, several higher-end restaurants in the Mile Square and its nearby
environs have decided in the last year to pull the tablecloth out from under their lunch service.

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