Charles Rollet


New York City

Charles Rollet

I'm a graduate business journalism student at NYU. I have experience reporting in Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Eastern Europe. See below for a sample of my best work.


Chinese-Made Cameras Hanging All Over US

I co-wrote a page one WSJ story about a Chinese firm selling cameras across the US.
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Tesla Sales Fall to Zero in Hong Kong

I helped break a story about a sharp drop in Tesla sales in Hong Kong.
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Coke to build $100M plant at PPSEZ

The first article on Coca Cola's largest investment in Cambodia to date.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Dispute leads to a beer’s shortage

My exclusive report on what was behind a nationwide shortage of Heineken in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Space Oddity: What Tops the Agenda for a New Space Colony?

My A-hed about the internal squabbles behind the world's first "space nation."
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Big trouble in Little Russia

A snapshot of Cambodia's feuding Russian oligarchs. "It’s like Russia in the 1990s."
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Herbalife sees ‘no obstacles’ looking ahead

A detailed feature I wrote on Herbalife's expansion into one of Asia's poorest countries.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Violence and unrest in union-busting Bavet SEZs

An explainer of the real reason behind Cambodia's worst labor riots in 2015.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Costs thwart potential exports

An analysis I wrote up of Cambodia's dysfunctional rice exports.
Phnom Penh post Link to Story

Houston, we have a (gambling) problem

I revealed a bizarre and dangerous gambling operation. (Nominated for 2016 SOPA award.)
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Exclusive: Northwestern student jailed in Qatar

I revealed the jailing of a Northwestern student in Qatar who said the school refused to help.
The Northwestern Chronicle Link to Story

NagaWorld celebrates 20 eventful years at the table

I explored a billion-dollar casino's rowdy beginnings as a boat on the Mekong.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story


Charles Rollet

I am a business journalist who worked as a reporter for the Phnom Penh Post from 2014 to 2016, after which I spent a summer freelancing in the Republic of Georgia.

I was an intern at the Wall Street Journal's Hong Kong bureau in the summer of 2017 and am currently enrolled in NYU's graduate business journalism program.

My passion is bringing to light unreported stories - from Thai rocket gambling to fugitive oligarchs - but I also have extensive experience in breaking news and beat reporting.

I am a French citizen.



  • Video editing
  • Photoshop
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • French
  • Social media
  • Photography
  • Adobe Premiere
  • InDesign
  • Reporting
  • Copy editing