Russell Ku is a digital communications specialist at Rappler who believes in the power of stories to build an empathic society. He first joined Rappler as an intern under their civic engagement arm, MovePH, in 2020.
He graduated with honorable mention at the Ateneo de Manila University, with a degree in Communications Technology Management in 2021. He wrote for the student publication, The GUIDON, and led social media efforts for the Sanggunian: Commission on Mental Health, most notably Humans of Ateneo.
Russell used to cover the House of Representatives and the Commission on Audit as a reporter for BusinessWorld.
Outside of work, Russell dives deep into pop culture, especially the world of K-pop and Pokémon. He also loves taking long walks.