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AP reporter headed to Houston to cover energy

September 4, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Harry Weber, an Associated Press reporter based in Atlanta, is leaving the wire service to cover energy for the Houston Chronicle’s business news desk.

Tony Wilbert‘s Skyline Views reports:

Weber, who covered big business, airlines and the BP oil spill for the past 10 years out of the AP’s Atlanta bureau, will depart next month to cover energy at the Houston Chronicle, according to a memo from the AP South Region Editor Lisa Marie Pane.

Harry’s a dogged reporter who gets scoop as well as any reporter. I’m sure he’ll kick ass on the best beat in Houston. He’s also a die-hard Redskins; fan, which is quite admirable these days.

Here’s the meat of her e-mail to the AP’s South Editorial staff:

“In the 12 years since Harry Weber joined the AP, he’s covered everything from the 2001 slayings of two Dartmouth professors that stunned rural northern New England to the case of Brian Nichols who escaped from a courthouse while on trial and shot and killed four people, three of them inside the courtroom.

 And who could forget the Gulf oil spill? Persuading BP to get him and Gerald Herbert on a boat to observe the effort to cap the well gave the AP a front row seat to that drama that no other media organization could come close to matching.

 He’s been tireless in pursuing the news, always striving to get it first. And now, he’s going to be taking those skills to the Houston Chronicle to cover energy — a place he spent some time at during his one-year stint on the Gulf oil spill beat.”

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