Laid off NYT biz reporter joins Texas Tribune
Kate Galbraith, the New York Times business reporter who covered renewable energy until being laid off at the end of last year, has joined the Texas Tribune to cover energy.
Evan Smith of the Tribune writes, “A native of Washington, D.C., Kate has a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University and a master’s degree from The London School of Economics; she also spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She joined the staff of The Economist in London in 2000 and served as the magazine’s Southwest correspondent, based in Austin, from 2005 to 2007. In 2008 and 2009, she reported on and blogged about renewable energy and energy efficiency for the Times.
“With so much going on in the realm of oil and gas, wind, solar, nuclear and other existing and emerging forms of energy, we knew we needed a top-flight reporter to tell the biggest and best stories and to make sense of it all. We couldn’t have asked for someone better than Kate, whose contact information can be found on her brand-new author page.”
Galbraith joined the Economist magazine in 2000 in London. After several years as an online editor she became a finance correspondent for the magazine covering insurance, securities exchanges and fund management.
In 2005 Galbraith moved to Austin, Texas, where she spent two years as the Economist’s Southwest correspondent. Going from London to Texas was a culture shock, but she was intrigued by the oil and gas state’s progress in renewable energy — notably wind power. Galbraith has also written for the Let’s Go and Lonely Planet travel guides, and holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
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