Argus Media                                                                                                  2015 – present

News editor

  • Edit a team of 15 reporters covering energy policy and commodity trading for this international energy pricing service and newswire. 
  • Write headlines, develop story ideas and help train new journalists. 
  • Led seminar on how to improve news writing and helped to develop reporting packages that won Argus’ first SPJ newswriting awards.
  • Co-wrote, hosted 2018 midterm election webinars. 

Bloomberg News                                                                                           2010- 2015

Energy, environmental reporter

  • Led coverage of high-profile energy issues, including the Keystone XL pipeline, oil train safety, crude exports and the fallout from Solyndra’s bankruptcy.
  • First to report on a key government analysis for Keystone and how lobbying by the rail industry changed proposed oil train regulations.
  • Co-wrote investigative series into the Obama administration’s transparency record that was a finalist for Scripps Howard and Online News Association awards.
  • Appeared on TV and radio, including C-span’s Washington Journal to discuss cover story on Obama’s record on green jobs.

The Hill                                                                                                          2003- 2010

Lobbying editor, reporter       

  • Edited four-person team covering lobbying that won numerous awards for local and in-depth coverage. 
  • Covered lobbying industry and energy/environmental policy, including fight over cap-and-trade climate bill in Congress.
  • Developed energy and environmental blog and wrote weekly column on lobbying.

Inside Washington Publishers                                                                     2002 – 2003

Editor, reporter

  • Covered electricity policy, including collapse of Western energy market, and edited trade newsletter. Wrote about defense industry from 1995-1998.


BA Journalism, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Graduated 2001.

Poynter/ACES Advanced Editing Certificate. Fall 2018.

Master’s degree candidate, journalism, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.