John Russell is an investigative reporter at the Indianapolis Business Journal, focusing on health care, energy and utilities. He previously worked at the Chicago Tribune and the Indianapolis Star. He has won more than 50 national and statewide awards in the past decade.
His investigation into conflicts of interest between Duke Energy and Indiana regulators resulted in indictments, firings, resignations, government hearings and savings of $300 million to customers. His investigation into operators of a proposed $500 million medical complex resulted in the cancellation of the project within weeks. He was named SPJ Indiana Journalist of the Year in 2011. He has been a panelist or guest speaker at numerous conferences, journalism schools and workshops.