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.


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

A Russian businessman plans a space nation; if only he could get his citizens to agree on how to run it.
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Houston, we have a (gambling) problem

A bizarre gambling scheme involving dangerous homemade rockets has locals concerned.
Phnom Penh Post 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

Inside the Abandoned Lair of Russia's Donald Trump

The wild story of fugitive Russian oligarch Sergei Polonsky's travails in Cambodia.

A Vegan Cafe Was Attacked by Meat-Wielding Neo-Nazis

Around 15 people showed up at a vegan café in Tbilisi, Georgia, brandishing meat skewers.

A hell revisited

US Marines and a Khmer Rouge vet return to the site of the Vietnam War's last battle.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story


Charles Rollet

I am a 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 underreported stories - from Thai rocket gambling to fugitive oligarchs - but I also have extensive experience in breaking news and subediting.

I am a French citizen.



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