Energy Week TV Reporters

Bill Loveless

Bill Loveless is one of the senior energy journalists in Washington, with more than 30 years of experience covering energy policy and regulation from the Carter administration through the Obama administration.

An editorial director for Platts, the energy information division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Bill oversees reporting of US energy policy and coordinates coverage for the company's Washington bureau.

In addition, Bill manages Inside Energy and Inside EnergyEXTRA,, Platts' weekly and daily newsletters on US energy policy, and co-manages "Platts Energy Podium," a forum that convenes prominent newsmakers and journalists.

He is a 2010 winner of a McGraw-Hill Companies' Corporate Achievement Award for "Platts Energy Week."

Bill is 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.

Chris Newkumet

Chris Newkumet is a veteran news reporter and editor, where he has spent nearly his entire professional career covering Washington from a business perspective, particularly the dramatic shifts in federal regulation of critical energy industries. Newkumet has been with The McGraw-Hill Companies for 29 years and currently serves as chief editor of Inside FERC, the industry standard for coverage of that critical federal agency.

He has been interviewed several times for national print, radio and television coverage of high-profile developments in the energy sector. The perspective he brings to public discourse in this area is rooted in his many years as an observer and reporter of the historic evolution of natural gas, electricity and hydropower regulation and markets.

Along with colleagues from the Platts division of McGraw-Hill, Newkumet developed and maintains a highly successful Washington newsmaker event - Platts Energy Podium. He also is a member of the Platts team that produces the annual Global Energy Awards, a high-profile awards program that recognizes leaders in the energy industries worldwide. He also serves as producer and moderator of a series of energy webinars sponsored by Platts.

Chris also helps produce, and has appeared as a guest analyst on Platts Energy Week TV.
He has been involved in the McGraw-Hill Mentoring Program as both a mentee and mentor, and participated in the Platts Editorial Abroad program as a visiting editor to Singapore in 2008.

Geoff Craig

Geoff Craig covers North American environmental markets at Platts.
He writes about renewable portfolio standards, renewable energy certificates and cap-and-trade. Prior to Platts, Geoff worked as a freelance reporter based in Egypt. He wrote about oil and gas, economics and business for a variety of publications. Geoff also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan and studied Arabic in Yemen on a Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship. Geoff began his career as an international trade analyst at the US Department of Commerce. He holds a Master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor's degree from The George Washington University Geoff Craig covers North American environmental markets at Platts.

Gary Gentile

Gary Gentile is a Senior Writer at Platts Oilgram News. He covers US policy and legislation affecting the oil industry, including regulation of offshore oil drilling. He also covers legislation concerning biofuels and energy-related sanctions on Iran.
Gary was part of a team that won a McGraw-Hill Corporate achievement Award in 2010 for coverage of the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Gary has more than 20 years of journalism experience, including working at The Associated Press.

T.L. Hamilton is an associate editor at Platts in Houston. T.L. covers the spot natural gas markets in the Northeast and Gulf Coast regions of the U.S. and writes news pieces on natural gas market trends. Previously, she covered refined fuels for Telvent DTN and worked as a reporter for The Montgomery County Courier and the Galveston County Daily News. T.L. holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Texas State University.

Bill Holland

Bill Holland has been covering the natural gas industry in North America as an associate editor for Gas Daily for more than eight years. He is Gas Daily's lead reporter on shale gas and shale oil with a special emphasis on financial changes in the industry including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and joint ventures.

His coverage of the hedge fund Amaranth Advisors immediately following its collapse in September 2006 was nominated for a National Press Club award.

He began his business writing career at the Fort Pierce, Florida Tribune covering real estate and grapefruit. He went on to spend the next seven years covering high- and lo-tech businesses for various Florida publications with an emphasis on finance, venture capital, and private equity. His reporting on a St. Petersburg manufacturer of underwater television cameras for "pumping and dumping" its stock sparked investigations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Florida state's attorney.
Immediately before coming to Platts, Holland wrote headlines for America Online in Dulles, Virginia and taught advanced news reporting to undergraduates at Hood College where he was enrolled in the MBA program.

A graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with degrees in English and Philosophy, Holland has done graduate work in education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, and business at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
Holland served 15 years in the US Navy as an aviator and deck officer, deploying to Lebanon, the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf, the Arctic and the Caribbean during the Cold War.

John Kingston

John Kingston is Platts director of news. He oversees the news operations of Platts numerous editorial areas of coverage, including oil, natural gas, electric power, petrochemicals and metals. Prior to that, he had been Platts' global director of oil, managing the worldwide oil reporting team. He has been with Platts for more than 25 years, and has had stints as managing editor of Platts Oilgram Price Report and editor-in-chief of Platts Oilgram News.

Prior to joining Platts, John worked for American Metal Market and for newspapers in New Jersey and Virginia. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University.

Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore is an Associate Editor at Platts in Washington. Andrew covers the U.S. coal market, including production, transportation and consumption. He previously worked as a general business reporter for The Bend Bulletin. Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Washington State University.

Bobby McMahon is an Associate Editor with Platts Inside FERC. In this role, he covers electricity regulation, market manipulation and other issues before the commission as well as FERC’s interaction with federal courts, Congress and other federal agencies. Bobby previously covered federal environmental policy and the Environmental Protection Agency for Inside Washington Publishers and local and state government for several outlets in Maryland. Bobby is a graduate of James Madison University and University of Maryland-College Park.

Charlie Noh

Charlie Noh is an Associate Editor in Markets for the Coal group.
Previously, he was an equity analyst at Value Line covering the US and Canadian coal sectors for 4.5 years. Charlie was also a senior analyst at Management CV, an equity research firm that rates publicly-traded stocks based on executive compensation and is a candidate for the CFA Level III exam.

Charlie has a BS in Economics and a minor in Business Administration from State University of New York at Albany and is a native New Yorker.

Samantha Santa Maria

Samantha Santa Maria is an editor in the US natural gas group. In her role, she has analyzed the impact of infrastructure, emerging supply/shale sources, the wealth of M&A activity in the North American shale sphere and the ebbs and flows of financial trading regimes on natural gas markets and pricing with a view on competing commodities, such as oil, coal and further down the value stream to the petrochemicals sector.

Samantha has covered the spot, forward and futures markets in natural gas. She has been in the news business for more than a decade, joining Platts in 2006. Prior to that, she was the assistant news editor at The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Mississippi.
She started her career as a crime and technology reporter at The Straits Times newspaper in Singapore. She holds a Bachelors of Communication Studies (Hons.) from Nanyang Technology University in Singapore and a Master of Journalism from Northwestern University in Illinois.

Leticia Vasquez

Leticia Vasquez is an associate editor at Platts, working with the natural gas team's Platts Forward Curve. In her role with the Platts Forward Curve team, Leticia produces independent assessments of swaps based on market activity at 21 key trading hubs and explains price movements and market developments through quality market commentary.

Leticia began her career at Platts in 2005, when she was hired by the electricity team to cover daily markets and news. Leticia crossed over to the natural gas team in 2010 to cover the West coast daily markets before joining the Platts Forward Curve in April 2011.

Leticia holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Houston.

Jack Weixel

As Director of Energy Analysis, Mr. Weixel is responsible for directing BENTEK's Sales, Marketing and Analytics groups, building relationships with clients, and driving use of BENTEK's suite of natural gas and energy products. He also runs BENTEK's European gas desk and its geospatial division. Formerly he directed BENTEK's Client Services department along with its Midcontinent and Canadian natural gas desks. He is also the architect behind some of BENTEK's most popular Energy Analytics reports including the Supply Demand, Power Burn and Industrial End Users daily report series. Prior to joining BENTEK in 2006, he spent 7 years as a senior regulatory consultant for the EOP Group, Inc. in Washington, DC. During this time he worked with Federal regulatory agencies, Congress, and the White House, on behalf of the natural gas, electric power generation, and petroleum industries. Mr. Weixel started his career working for former U.S. Senator Paul D. Coverdell and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in DC and a Bachelors degree in Finance from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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