Russell Gold

Russell Gold

Russell Gold is an award-winning investigative business journalist at Texas Monthly. He started his journalism career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Antonio Express-News. In 2000, he joined The Wall Street Journal and covered Texas and economics, before switching to energy in 2002. His reporting has taken him to five continents and above the Arctic Circle two times. In 2010, he was part of the Wall Street Journal team that covered the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The Journal’s work was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for best business story of the year and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. He was a Pulitzer finalist again in 2019 for his part covering PG&E and how the utility contributed to the deadly 2018 Camp Fire. The reporting was also awarded another Loeb Award and the Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy and Environment Writing from the National Press Foundation. In 2021, he joined Texas Monthly as a senior editor where he writes about the business of Texas. He lives in Austin with his wife and two sons. @russellgold
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