Class of 2019

Kate Abnett

Argus Media

London, United Kingdom

Twitter: @KateAbnett

Kate is a senior reporter at Argus Media, where she covers European emissions and climate policy. Her focus is carbon markets, and she also covers UN climate negotiations, European energy markets, and environmental issues in the transport, aviation and shipping sectors. Before joining Argus in 2016, she spent three years as a journalist covering the luxury goods and retail sectors.

Rachel Adams-Heard

Bloomberg

Houston, TX

Twitter: @racheladhe

Rachel Adams-Heard is an energy reporter for Bloomberg in Houston covering oil and gas. In this role, she covers M&A, environmental and climate issues, and other topics affecting U.S. oil producers and pipeline companies. Previously, Rachel was a reporter for S&P Global in Washington, D.C., where she covered liquefied natural gas, as well as regulatory and trade issues affecting the broader energy sector. Rachel graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2016 with a degree in business journalism. She enjoys cooking, running and 2Chainz.

Nastassia Astrasheuskaya

Financial Times

Moscow, Russia

Twitter: @NastassiaAstra

Nastassia is a Financial Times correspondent in Moscow covering the energy market, mining and Central Asia. She joined the FT in 2018 from S&P Global Platts, where she started her energy reporting focusing on Russian & CIS oil and gas markets.

Since starting reporting on energy four years ago, Nastassia has been a regular at Siberian and Arctic, Far Eastern and Central Asian oil and gas fields, refineries, and gas liquefaction and processing plants, as well as meetings with top Russian oil and gas businessmen. 

She has covered closely the Opec coalition’s crude production cut deal since its 2016 birth, and followed its effect on Russian companies and the overall market.

Nastassia previously worked for Thomson Reuters as an economy and then political reporter, covering the 2012 presidential elections, protests and court cases, while also based in Moscow.

Cathy Bussewitz

Associated Press

New York, NY

Twitter: @cbussewitz

Cathy Bussewitz covers energy and transportation nationally for The Associated Press, delving into a broad range of topics from challenges facing ride-hailing companies to the impact of sanctions on the oil industry. She was previously the lead government and politics reporter for the AP in Hawaii, where she wrote about the state’s aggressive renewable energy goals, its forays into harnessing wave energy and the state’s homelessness crisis. Bussewitz also covered state government for the AP in California and Nevada, where she chronicled budget debacles and scandals at the nation’s largest public pension fund, and spent a summer working in AP’s Tokyo bureau. While living in California she covered the wine industry and breaking news as a reporter for The Press Democrat and worked on investigative documentaries at PBS Frontline. Bussewitz earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of California, Berkeley where she spent a year studying long-form television. She got her start in journalism interning at the Village Voice and NY1 News. Bussewitz grew up on Long Island and attended Syracuse University. She now lives north of New York City with her husband and son.

Camila Domonoske

NPR

Washington D.C.

Twitter: @camilareads

Camila Flamiano Domonoske covers cars, energy and the future of mobility for NPR's Business Desk.

After studying poetry at Davidson College, she got her start at NPR with the Arts Desk, where she worked on book coverage (and particularly poetry reviews). Among other things, she helped conceive and create NPR's first-ever Book Concierge. She went on to work with NPR's Digital News team and its breaking news desk. 

As a breaking news reporter, Camila appeared live on-air for member stations, NPR's national shows, and other radio and TV outlets. She was a regular host of NPR's daily update on Facebook Live, "Newstime," and co-created NPR's live headline contest, "Head to Head." Now she reports on what moves and powers us, including the transformative trends of electrification and autonomy. Every now and again, she still slips some poetry into the news.

Camila enjoys: bike commuting, movies with fast cars and explosions, baking, physical copies of newspapers, mountains.

In perhaps her greatest accomplishment, she helped NPR win a pie-eating contest at RAGBRAI in the summer of 2018.

Anca Gurzu

Politico Europe

Brussels, Belgium

Twitter: @AncaGurzu

Anca Gurzu covers energy issues for POLITCO Europe in Brussels. Her reporting focuses on the intricate workings of European Union institutions and the impact that rules decided in Brussels have on national member countries.

Her core beats include energy security, electricity markets and renewable energy. Anca has broken news with several scoops on the contentious Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, visited Norway’s biggest gas field in the North Sea, reported on Finland’s Arctic ambitions from the ground, and met with communities in rural Romania suffering from energy poverty.

Before moving to Brussels in 2013, Anca covered Canadian external relations in Ottawa for Embassy News (now The Hill Times), a foreign policy publication. Her reporting focused on trade and immigration.

 She holds a Master’s degree in European, Russian and Eurasian studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the same university.

Anca won the Canada-EU Young Journalist Award in 2009 and in 2017 she was recognized as one of Carleton University’s distinguished alumni.

Zack Hale

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Washington D.C.

Twitter: @zackhale

Zack got hooked on journalism while working on the student newspaper at Western Washington University, which eventually led to a pair of reporting internships at National Journal and Roll Call in Washington, D.C.

After graduating in late 2009, he worked at Politico as a web producer before leaving the U.S. in 2012 to spend a year in Australia on a working holiday visa followed by three years teaching English in Vietnam.

In May 2017, Zack finally started his first full-time reporting job at The Daily News in Longview, Wash., a smaller local newspaper serving the same logging town where his grandparents were raised.

While there, he covered public education, the opioid crisis and a proposal to build a massive coal export terminal on the banks of the Columbia River.

In August 2018, he left Longview to join S&P Global Market Intelligence as an energy reporter focused on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In that role, he's covered the Trump administration's efforts to relax or unwind a slew of Obama-era climate and energy policies.

He's glad to be based in D.C. again and extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Energy Journalism Initiative.

Amanda Hilow

Argus Media

Houston, TX

Twitter: @HilowMidpoint

Amanda Hilow is a senior reporter at commodities pricing reporting agency (PRA) Argus Media, where she focuses on growing US crude exports and market fundamentals driving global trade flows. Amanda has five years of experience writing market analysis on US, Canadian and Latin American crude. 

Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Houston and has completed post-bacc coursework at the Pennsylvania State University on macro- and micro-economic theory. She first discovered her interest in energy journalism as an intern at business-to-business publishing firm Hart Energy.

Benjamin Kail

The Day Publishing Company

New London, CT

Twitter: @BenKail

As the energy and environment reporter for The Day in New London, Conn., Benjamin Kail has covered political and regulatory battles over a nuclear plant’s potential closure, the local impacts of climate change and the rise of the offshore wind industry in New England. Between news and features on solar tariffs, energy prices, barred owls and electric vehicles, Kail covers politics and schools in the towns of Waterford and Montville.

Kail previously wrote for The Palladium-Times in Oswego, N.Y., covering a range of news in politics, the environment, education, health and housing, including a year-long investigation of sexual harassment allegations against an upstate businessman. Kail’s reporting has earned awards from the Associated Press, New York News Publishers Association, New England Newspaper and Press Association and Syracuse Press Club.

Kail earned a B.A. in journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.

Stephanie Kelly

Reuters

New York, NY

Twitter: @StephanieKellyM

Stephanie Kelly is an energy reporter at Reuters, based in New York. She mainly covers the U.S. refined products market, writing about gasoline, diesel and jet fuel trends while assessing cash prices for each product daily. Before joining the Reuters’ Commodities and Energy team in March 2018, she covered municipal bonds as a Reuters Editorial Trainee. She has also reported at news organizations in Cape Town, Chicago and Dubuque, Iowa. Stephanie is a graduate of Northwestern University and grew up in the Chicagoland area. She firmly defends deep dish pizza over thin crust.

Meng Meng

Reuters

Beijing, China

Twitter: @Megantmeng

Meng Meng has been a correspondent with Reuters News since 2016 and covers energy-related market fundamentals, policies and geopolitical stories from the world’s largest energy consumer. She traveled to refineries, LNG terminals, oil storage sites and open coal mines in far western Inner Mongolia region. She grew up in a small coal-mining town in Shandong province in eastern China. Both her parents worked in the coal industry before they retired.

She is graduate of University of Southern California with a master’s degree in journalism.

Ellen Meyers

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Charlottesville, VA

Twitter: @ellenkmeyers

Ellen Meyers is an energy reporter for S&P Global Market Intelligence based in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was first hired in 2017 to cover renewable energy with a focus on the domestic onshore and offshore sectors. Since March 2019, she has covered utilities' financial and regulatory environments in the southeastern U.S. and broader power finance trends. Her work has been cited in various national, local and trade publications, including The Financial Times, Politico, Morning Consult and PV magazine.

Ellen has a background in business journalism through her internships at The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor and the Central New York Business Journal. She majored in newspaper & online journalism and minored in finance at Syracuse University. Outside of work, Ellen enjoys reading, volunteering with her local Junior League chapter and expanding her Ukrainian vocabulary without embarrassing her ancestors.

Oliver Morrison

PublicSource

Pittsburgh, PA

Twitter:  @ORMorrison

Oliver Morrison is the environment reporter for PublicSource, an online nonprofit news outlet covering the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region. His series, Three Rivers Rising, about how Pittsburgh is preparing for climate change, was nominated for an Online News Association award for explanatory reporting in 2018.

Prior to PublicSource, Oliver served as a reporter at The Wichita Eagle, where he won regional press awards for his environment and health reporting. He also led the paper’s coverage of immigration, race and criminal justice reform. 

Before the Eagle, he freelanced in New York for publications such as The Atlantic, Education Week and City Limits. He earned his master’s degree in multimedia journalism from The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism after working for seven years as an educator in the Arkansas Delta. He is a Seattle native and graduate of Deep Springs College and the University of Oxford.

Ellie Potter

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Washington DC

Twitter: @potter_ellie

Ellie Potter covers the U.S. coal and mining industries for S&P Global Market Intelligence in Arlington, Va. Prior to her current role, she covered local government and area politics for newspapers in Virginia and North Dakota. She graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in journalism in 2015.

Daniel Rodriguez

S&P Global Platts

Mexico City, Mexico

Twitter:  @dl_rod

Daniel Rodriguez has been covering Mexico's historic energy reform for S&P Global Platts since 2017. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he graduated in 2017 from the journalism undergraduate program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada, with a minor in economics and finance. Daniel before joining Platts, he wrote for several publications including the Daily Oil Bulletin, Washington Business Journal, Hill Times, Calgary Journal, Alberta Huffington Post, the Globe, and Mail. Daniel has reported on critical landmarks in Mexico such as upstream and long-term electricity auction rounds, the first open season of gas system operator Cenagas, the liberalization of natural gas and refined products prices. Regarding Mexico, his main interest is in the emergence of Pemex and CFE as state-owned productive companies. About the future of the energy sector at large, he is interested in the evolution of the oil and gas industry into a carbon-constrained world such as a transition into a hydrogen-based economy and a carbon neutral hydrocarbon production.

Annie Ropeik

New Hampshire Public Radio

Concord, New Hampshire

Twitter: @aropeik

Annie Ropeik reports on energy, the environment and coastal communities for New Hampshire Public Radio. Her audio and digital journalism focuses largely on the renewable energy transition and adaptation to climate change in Northern New England. She also covers environmental health and Superfund issues, state policy and, of course, the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. 

Previously, Annie reported on agriculture, manufacturing, fisheries and other industries at public radio stations in Indiana, Delaware and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Her work has appeared on NPR News programs, the BBC and CNN, and earned accolades from state press clubs and Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, Annie studied classics, philosophy and journalism at Boston University. She now lives, works and plays on New Hampshire’s Seacoast with her fiancé and their two cats.

Sammy Roth

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, California

Twitter: @Sammy_Roth

Sammy Roth is a journalist based in Southern California, where he covers energy for The Los Angeles Times. Previously, he wrote about energy and the environment for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California, part of the USA TODAY Network. His work has focused on renewable energy in the American West, conservation and energy development on public lands, and climate change impacts including intensifying droughts and wildfires. For several years, he wrote a weekly email newsletter for USA TODAY about climate change, energy and the environment.

Sammy’s reporting on financial conflicts of interest at a publicly owned electric utility in the California desert, the Imperial Irrigation District, resulted in more than $80 million in canceled solar power and energy storage contracts. The reporting was selected as a finalist in the annual IRE Awards, honoring the best in investigative journalism, in 2017.

Sammy graduated from Columbia University, where he served as editor in chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator and earned a degree in sustainable development and American studies. He grew up in Los Angeles.

Kuwar Singh

Quartz India

New Delhi, India

Twitter:  @_kuwarsingh

Kuwar reports for Quartz India in New Delhi. He's tracking India’s energy transition and the impact of climate change on the country’s people and resources along with general assignments. His coverage this year will focus particularly on electric mobility, as India’s new emission norms reduce the competitiveness of diesel cars. He graduated last year from Symbiosis University in Pune with a degree in journalism. Kuwar has earlier reported for The Indian Express in Kashmir and Imphal Free Press in Manipur.

Abby Smith

Bloomberg BNA

Washington D.C.

Twitter: @AbbySmithDC

Abby Smith reports on climate policy and the Environmental Protection Agency for Bloomberg Environment. Her coverage includes the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations, climate legislation on Capitol Hill, and climate science. Previously, she worked at Inside Washington Publishers, where she was a reporter and managing editor of Inside EPA’s climate publication. Abby graduated with degrees in journalism and political science from Lehigh University, where she also served as editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, The Brown and White. When she’s not breaking news, Abby is breaking a sweat teaching indoor cycling classes at a local spin studio. She is a native of the Washington, D.C., area.

Riley Snyder

The Nevada Independent

Las Vegas, Nevada

Twitter: @RileySnyder

Riley Snyder is a reporter at The Nevada Independent, a nonprofit news organization founded in 2017 that provides unique and in-depth coverage of major political and governmental news in Nevada. Riley was hired as a founding reporter at the Nevada Independent, and covers energy, state government and elections.

Previously, he was a reporter and researcher for Nevada PolitiFact during the 2016 campaign season, while also producing political news for partner organization KTNV Channel 13. He previously worked as a reporter for the Associated Press covering the 2015 Nevada Legislature. Riley’s byline has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Las Vegas Sun, and the Reno Gazette-Journal. He’s also done freelance work for Thomson Reuters, the Washington Post, Reno Magazine, and Reno News & Review.

In 2014, the University of Nevada, Reno Reynolds School of Journalism named Riley its Business Journalism Student of the Year. He graduated from UNR in 2014, and spent two years writing for the campus newspaper The Nevada Sagebrush.

Born and raised in northern California, he has two younger brothers, one who is enrolled in graduate school and one who is a member of the U.S. Navy.