Journalists are traditionally more comfortable behind the scenes, but they also have a role in shaping current events through their reporting. That’s something Charles Rusnell, an investigative TV journalist with CBC Edmonton, knows a lot about. Rusnell is an award-winning reporter with more than 25 years of experience. In the past year, he’s broken more stories about political scandals, corruption and mismanagement than any other journalist in the province. From Premier Alison Redford’s alleged conflict of interest in offering a tobacco litigation contract to her ex-husband’s law firm to the tens of thousands of dollars in bills at fancy restaurants racked up by former Alberta Health Services CFO Allaudin Merali, Rusnell has been steering the conversation by exposing unflattering truths about Alberta’s reigning party.
Charles Rusnell: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2013
Takeaway: Charles Rusnell is an award-winning reporter who's broken countless stories about political scandals, corruption and mismanagement.