Class of 2020

Anthony Adragna


Washington, D.C.

Twitter: @AnthonyAdragna

Anthony Adragna is a congressional energy and climate change reporter for POLITICO. He has covered those issues for nearly a decade and previously authored Morning Energy. He arrived at POLITICO after four and a half years covering the EPA and other environmental issues with Bloomberg BNA. His journalism career started across the country as a reporter with Seattle Business Magazine. He is a Washington, D.C. native and a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont. When he’s not covering floor votes or talking to senators, he enjoys cooking and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

Alejandra Borunda

National Geographic

Washington, D.C.

Twitter: @alejandrabee_

Alejandra writes about climate change, climate adaptation, and the environment for National Geographic. She's written about how warmer winters are affecting ice fishing communities in the Great Lakes region; how heat stress is pushing communities into unknown territory; and more. She's currently based in Washington, DC. 

Before Nat Geo, she finished a PhD in climate science at Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, where she used ice cores from Antarctica to learn about how wind patterns worked during the last Ice Age and beyond. During that time, she was supported by a Ford Foundation fellowship. She also graduated from the Columbia University School of Journalism with a multimedia and science focus. At the J School, she wrote stories and produced video about about carbon capture technology, citywide climate adaptation efforts, and the longboard skateboarder communities of Brooklyn and Manhattan, among other subjects. She also has a biology undergraduate degree from Pomona College, where she studied ecology and nonfiction writing.

Evan Bush

Seattle Times

Seattle, WA

Twitter: @evanbush

Evan Bush writes about the environment, climate change and breaking news for The Seattle Times. Bush joined The Seattle Times in 2012. Before becoming a reporter, Bush worked on the newspaper’s website and served as editor of its social media platforms. Bush’s work has helped reveal Wall street’s pursuit of water in Washington state, naval sonar’s harm to marine animals and the impacts of wildlife poaching. He has also covered flying mountain goats and the marijuana beat (unrelated!)

When he’s not reporting, Bush enjoys exploring the Cascade Range’s glaciers, peaks and forests on skis or on the end of a climbing rope. Bush is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He is the President of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild.

Brian Dabbs

National Journal

Washington, D.C.

Twitter: @briandabbs

Brian Dabbs is the energy and environment policy reporter at National Journal. He covers all federal policy and regulation but focuses largely on Capitol Hill. Brian is one of many shoe-leather reporters hustling through the Capitol during non-coronavirus outbreak times. He prioritizes enterprising, forward-thinking coverage that helps to advance the conversation on critical environment and policy issues.

Previously, Brian covered the same topics at Bloomberg BNA. Prior to that, he reported on U.S. trade policy for International Trade Today. Brian launched his career in journalism in East and North Africa. Hereported and edited for the Egypt Independent during the Egyptian Revolution in 2011. Brian covered the Libyan civil war from Benghazi, Misrata and elsewhere in the final months of Muammar Gaddafi's reign. He then reported from East Africa for publications like the New York Times and Al-Jazeera before returning to Washington D.C. in 2013.

Brian has a bachelor's degree from Western State Colorado University and a master's in journalism from Georgetown. He grew up near Annapolis, MD.

Harry Dempsey

Financial Times

London, England

Twitter: @harrydemps

Harry Dempsey is a reporter in London for the Financial Times covering breaking news on the FastFT team. He previously worked on the natural resources desk and Lex, the FT’s premium business and finance opinion column. Before joining the FT, he worked as a research associate at Asia Pacific Initiative, a Tokyo-based think tank that led a private investigation into the Fukushima nuclear disaster. He studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and speaks Japanese fluently.

Jennifer Dlouhy


Washington, D.C

Twitter: @jendlouhyhc

Jennifer A. Dlouhy is a Washington, D.C.-based energy and environmental policy reporter for Bloomberg News.

Previously, she was a Washington correspondent for the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Newspapers, with reporting focused on the oil and gas sector, including coverage of drilling from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. Jennifer also has covered legal affairs, including the Patriot Act, immigration laws and tensions over filling judicial vacancies for Hearst and Congressional Quarterly. Jennifer previously reported for the Seattle Post Intelligencer and the San Antonio Express-News. 

Outside of work, Jennifer is an occasional hiker, an aspirational runner and an enthusiastic cook. She lives in Washington with her husband, a fellow reporter, and her 8-year-old son Drew.

Jacqueline Echevarria

Argus Media

London, England

Twitter: @J_Echevarria_

Jacqueline is Deputy Editor at Argus Media in London, where she covers central western European electricity markets. Her focus is on the German power market, the largest European market from the perspective of market fundamentals, economics, policy and regulation.

Her work in the energy sector began in 2015 at Energy Live News reporting about UK energy and environmental issues, usually from parliament. 

Jacqueline grew up in Madrid where she began her journalism career in a local radio station covering business and politics. She also worked as a news reporter in a national TV channel. After graduating from Complutense University of Madrid, she moved to Hamburg, Germany, where she worked as a freelance journalist.

Emma Graney

Globe & Mail

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Twitter: @EmmaLGraney

Emma Graney covers energy and business for Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. She works from the Calgary, Alberta bureau, in the heart of the nation’s fossil fuel industry. Although Emma’s beat primarily focuses on oil and gas, she is also interested in renewables, the pipeline debate, and Canada’s offshore sector.

Something of a newbie to the energy file, Emma spent years covering education and politics before moving to the business world. She first landed in Alberta as political reporter for the Edmonton Journal, where she hosted and produced a long-running weekly podcast about Alberta politics called The Press Gallery. She was also part of the team that won a National Newspaper Award for coverage of the devastating Fort McMurray wildfires.

Emma has also reported in Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, the U.K., Indonesia and her native Australia, and investigated artificial intelligence in China as an Asia Pacific Foundation media fellow. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Kingsley Jeremiah

The Guardian

Abuja, Nigeria

Twitter: @kingsleyjery

Kingsley Jeremiah is a highly-skilled journalist with Guardian Newspapers Limited, the publisher of The Guardian. He is known for his fearless reportage on transparency and accountability, especially in the oil and gas sector.

A graduate of Mass Communication from Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State, he started his journalism career in 2014 at Infrastructure Quarterly, a Lagos-based quarterly magazine. He joined The Guardian's Business Desk in 2015 where he reported different sectors in business. Afterwards, he was posted to Abuja Bureau to report Energy - oil, gas and power.

He has been involved in different media fellowships and pieces of training, including the International Centre For Investigative Reporting's project on budget and procurement reporting, Premium Times' Centre for Investigative Journalism Masters Class on Oil and Gas Reporting, Ford Motors' project for Motoring Journalists and others.

Laila Kearney


New York, NY

Twitter: @lailakearney

Laila Kearney is a U.S. oil and energy correspondent for Reuters based in New York. She has extensively covered the explosion and bankruptcy of the largest East Coast refinery, booming crude pipeline projects and the oil market crash in her roughly year-and-a-half on the beat. Before covering  energy, Laila was a reporter with Reuters' U.S. public finance team, where she focused on state and local government spending and the workings of the $3.8 trillion municipal bond market. She was part of a group of public finance reporters whose coverage of Hurricane Maria's damage to Puerto Rico won a 2018 New York Press Club Award and was a finalist for Reuters Story of the Year. Laila also spent three years on general news, where she once traveled for several days in the Catskills Mountains reporting on an isolated Muslim community that was the target of an attack plot and documented Pope Francis' inaugural visit to the United States in Philadelphia. Prior to Reuters, she launched and ran several AOL/Patch news websites in the San Francisco-area. Her stories about city government scandals earned her the Society of Professional Journalists' James Madison Freedom of Information Award. When she's not working, the Los Angeles native reads crime fiction, dotes on her two rescue cats and tries to get out in nature, preferably along a coastline.

Fermin Koop


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Twitter: @ferminkoop

Fermin Koop is an Argentine journalist specialized in environment and climate change. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism, a postgraduate degree in Climate Change and an MSc in Environment and Development. He currently works as a regional editor for Dialogo Chino and as a freelancer for other publications such as Perfil and Cronista newspapers. He is also a regional member of the Earth Journalism Network (EJN), through which he has covered five UN climate change summits.

Tim McDonnell


Washington, D.C.

Twitter: @timmcdonnell

Tim is a reporter at the global business magazine Quartz covering global climate change and energy issues, including the impacts of Covid-19, based in Washington, D.C. He has worked previously for National Public Radio and Mother Jones, and spent a couple years freelancing across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia for National Geographic, The New York Times, and other outlets. He was a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer. Tim is originally from Tucson and bakes a lot of bread.

Simon Montlake

Christian Science Monitor

Boston, MA

Twitter:  @sjmontlake

Simon Montlake is a senior writer at the Christian Science Monitor who covers climate policy and economic inequality. He joined the Monitor in 2013 after more than a decade as a foreign correspondent in Asia. Based in Boston, he has reported on clean-energy transitions in Alaska and the Netherlands, the ethics of solar geoengineering, and the climate-skeptic industry. He previously served as deputy foreign editor at the Monitor, managing coverage from Asia and the Middle East.

As a correspondent in Asia, he lived and worked in Jakarta, Bangkok, and Beijing, and reported from more than a dozen countries for the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TIME, and BBC World Service. He’s covered natural disasters and Olympic Games, armed rebellions and air pollution, bank restructuring and tech entrepreneurs. Simon is a British citizen and proud Londoner who supports Manchester City FC. He lives in Cambridge, Mass. where he’s coaching his son, aged 7, to say football, not soccer.

J.D. Morris

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco, CA

Twitter: @thejdmorris

J.D. Morris is a business reporter covering energy for the San Francisco Chronicle. Since joining the Chronicle in 2018, his writing has focused mostly on the California utility Pacific Gas and Electric, or PG&E, and the catastrophic wildfires caused by its power lines. He has reported closely on PG&E’s corporate and legal problems, including its bankruptcy case, as well as its historic mass blackouts in fall 2019 that were intended to prevent more fires. Prior to joining the Chronicle, he was a local government reporter at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, where he was among the journalists awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the 2017 wildfires in Northern California’s wine country. Before that, he was the casino industry reporter at the Las Vegas Sun. He has a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric from UC Berkeley, and he was raised in Salinas and Bakersfield, Calif.

Daniel Oberhaus


San Francisco, CA

Twitter:  @DMOberhaus

Daniel Oberhaus is a staff writer at Wired magazine where he covers space exploration and the future of energy. His first book, Extraterrestrial Languages (MIT Press) is about the art, science, and philosophy of interstellar messaging.

Brittany Patterson

Ohio Valley Resource/West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Morgantown, W.Va.

Twitter: @amusedbrit

Brittany Patterson is the energy and environment reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and regional public media collaborative the Ohio Valley ReSource. She covers a broad range of topics including the oil and gas industry, coal industry, utilities, conservation, water quality issues and climate change across West Virginia and the Ohio Valley.

A native of northern California, Brittany came to West Virginia from Washington, D.C., where she spent three years covering public lands and climate change for E&E News, an outlet that's widely considered required reading for energy and environment professionals. Brittany earned her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and her master's from U.C. Berkeley, both in journalism.  She was recently awarded an AP Award for investigative reporting for her collaborative work into unpaid health and safety fines owed by coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. She was also recently awarded a Regional Murrow Award for continuing coverage of the Blackjewel coal company bankruptcy and protests.

Julia (Pippa) Stevens


New York, NY

Twitter: @PippaStevens13

Pippa Stevens is a markets reporter at CNBC, where she focuses on all aspects of the energy industry. In addition to tracking the daily moves in the oil market, she covers renewables as well as the growing ESG investing movement. She was previously a producer on the network’s 12pm ET show “Halftime Report with Scott Wapner.” Pippa first developed a taste for the fast-paced environment of a newsroom as a production assistant at Fox Business.

Pippa holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics from Princeton University. In her free time she enjoys reading as well as distance running -- including marathons -- and she tries to go to the Metropolitan Museum and Metropolitan Opera as often as possible. Pippa was born and raised in Manhattan.

Sarah Toy

Wall Street Journal

New York, NY

Twitter:  @sarahtoy17

Sarah covers energy markets in New York for The Wall Street Journal. She previously reported for MarketWatch, where she covered health care and media. Before coming to journalism, Sarah was a medical student and researcher at Boston University School of Medicine, but realized midway through medical school that journalism was her true passion.  Since then, she's been chasing down stories and loving every minute of it. Sarah is a proud Torontonian, loves Coffee Crisps, and enjoys cooking, climbing and cuddling her cat in her free time.

Sarah Vogelsong

Virginia Mercury

Richmond, VA

Twitter: @SarahVogelsong

Sarah Vogelsong is an energy and environment reporter for the Virginia Mercury, a state policy news outlet in Richmond, Va. After beginning her career in academic publishing, she moved into journalism, where she has covered environmental issues in Virginia for Chesapeake Bay Journal and has worked at local and regional publications including the Progress-Index (Petersburg, Va.) and the Caroline Progress. In 2017, she was honored as one of Gatehouse’s Feature Writers of the Year, and she has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Virginia Press Association. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary. 

Harry Weber

S&P Global Platts

Houston, TX

Twitter: @HarryRWeber

Harry Weber has spent 24 years as a journalist across several major news organizations covering a range of topics from energy to aviation to politics to the federal courts. In 2016, he joined S&P Global Platts, where he covers the LNG and natural gas industries, after three years as an energy markets reporter at Bloomberg News. He also spent 12 years as a reporter at The Associated Press, in addition to stints at the Houston Chronicle and two daily newspapers in the Boston area. Weber earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1995 and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1996.