Staff

Bill Dawson, editor
Bill Dawson, the founder of Texas Climate News, is a journalist who has covered climate change since 1988. He was formerly the environment writer at the Houston Chronicle for 17 years, the senior writer for environmental issues at the Center for Public Integrity (a nonprofit investigative reporting organization in Washington) and an adjunct faculty member at Rice University.

Jim Simmon, deputy editor
Jim Simmon was formerly the editor of the Houston Press and the political writer at the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post.

Randy Lee Loftis, senior editor
Randy Lee Loftis is an independent journalist in Dallas. He was The Dallas Morning News’ environmental writer for 26 years. He is a founder and current board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas.

Fritz Lanham, senior editor
Fritz Lanham is an independent journalist in Houston. For 16 years he was books editor at the Houston Chronicle. After leaving the Chronicle he served as director of programs and director of communications and marketing for Asia Society Texas Center.

Joseph A. Davis, Washington correspondent
Joseph A. Davis, Ph.D., is an independent journalist in Washington. Over more than three decades, Davis has covered a wide range of events and issues related to the environment, energy, and natural resources in the nation’s capital for publications including Congressional Quarterly.

Krist Bender, technology and production associate
Krist Bender was formerly chief technology officer and director of internet programs for the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington.


Contributors

Melissa Gaskill,  contributing editor
Melissa Gaskill is an Austin-based writer whose work has been published by Nature News, Scientific American, Wildflower, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Smithsonian, Men’s Journal and others.

Greg Harman, contributing editor
Greg Harman is an independent journalist in San Antonio. He was formerly the editor and a staff writer at the San Antonio Current. His writing has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, The Guardian, Texas Observer, Houston Press, Austin Chronicle and others.