Esther Whieldon on Muck Rack

Esther Whieldon

Washington, DC
Alternative Energy Reporter — POLITICO
Covers:  energy, natural gas utilities, regional transmission organizations, independent system operators, electric utilities, transmission, power markets, electricity, energy efficiency, smart grid, market manipulation, demand response, federal energy regulatory commission, cyber security

Alternative energy (renewables), public land and Interior Department reporter at @politico. Formerly of SNL Energy and Platts.

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Esther Whieldon is an alternative energy reporter, focusing largely on renewables at both the state and federal level. Prior to joining POLITICO Pro, Whieldon covered politics and energy cybersecurity at SNL Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at Platts. She lives in Maryland with...

What was your first job as a journalist?

College newspaper reporter/editor.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Via email or phone as long as it is not both or multiple times.

Why did you become a journalist?

It gives me an excuse to be curious, ask questions that I otherwise wouldn't and help people examine issues from a variety of angles.