Ivan Penn, a 25-year veteran journalist, covers energy for the Los Angeles Times. He is a 2014 Gerald Loeb Award winner and a 2015 Loeb finalist.

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Biography

Ivan Penn covers utilities and consumer issues for the Tampa Bay Times. He studied at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he majored in journalism and became the editor of The Diamondback daily student newspaper. He began his professional journalism career in 1992 as a reporter and co...

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Jun 23, 2017

RT @LATimesFreshInk: Don’t miss @ivanlpenn on @NBCLA NewsConference this Sunday, as he discusses California’s excess solar power with…

Jun 22, 2017

RT @arvindpawan1: @ivanlpenn Also, shout out to graphics folks at @latimes, doing a brilliant job at illustrating dry topics in captivating manner. #scicomm

Jun 22, 2017

RT @ALHStewart: APS customers benefit from CA's negative pricing. @apsFYI focus is on providing reliable, safe & #affordable power. https:/…

Jun 22, 2017

@RahbLee59 @LADWP and CAISO are studying some of those issues now as a handful of new natural gas plants are considered, but CA approved 3 gas units.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid job was working on my college newspaper, The Diamondback. The first job of my career was reporter/researcher, The Miami Herald.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I wrote my first book in middle school on our family typewriter.

How is social media changing news?

People have always loved sharing information, whether pontificating, preaching, gossiping, publishing. Social media allows for all of it.