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'Inside Energy' reporter hired

May 18, 2017 - From staff reports

The Montana native is tasked with reporting on the energy industry for a variety of media.

WyomingPBS and Wyoming Public Media have recently hired Madelyn Beck as an energy reporter to cover Wyoming for the collaborative journalism initiative "Inside Energy." The local journalism center, funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is a collaboration of public media stations with roots in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota and provides coverage ofenergytopics such asopportunities forenergydevelopment, andthe benefits and challengesthatenergypolicy, production, use and innovation have on our communities. Beck will produce energy-related content for both WyomingPBS and Wyoming Public Radio and will cover energy topics throughout the state, producing reports for radio, television, and online.

"The Inside Energy collaborative journalism initiative generated hundreds of stories and features, with a number airing nationally on NPR and PBS, " said Wyoming Public Media General Manager Christina Kuzmych.

Beck graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Montana and currently reports on health, education and county government for the Idaho Mountain Express. She has accumulated experience in print, photo and broadcast journalism and has received a number of accolades including the Hearst award in audio journalism, SPJ awards for audio reporting and feature audio production, and North Dakota Newspaper Association awards for investigative reporting. Prior to her work at Idaho Mountain Express, Beck worked in the EnergyWire section for E&E Publishing out of Washington, DC reporting on national policy and energy news.

"The Energy industry plays a critical role in the past, present, and future of Wyoming," said WyomingPBS General Manager Terry Dugas. "Madelyn's extensive experience will be a great benefit to the viewers and listeners of WyomingPBS and Wyoming Public Radio."

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