Bill Loveless is a host on the Columbia Energy Exchange and Director of CGEP's Energy Journalism Initiative. He is a senior energy journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering energy policy and regulation from the Carter administration through the Obama administration. He most recently wrote a weekly energy column for USA Today, addressing new dynamics in energy business and policy, and exploring the impact of energy choices on the environment.

Previously an editorial director for Platts, Bill oversaw reporting of US energy policy and coordinated coverage for the company's Washington bureau. From 2010 to 2014, he hosted the weekly TV program “Platts Energy Week,” which aired on the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., and on PBS stations around the U.S. In 2010 he was awarded the McGraw-Hill Companies' Corporate Achievement Award for "Platts Energy Week." 

Bill is also a former newspaper reporter in Rhode Island and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism. He is a member of the Harrington School of Communications and Media Executive Advisory Board at URI.