Houston’s Steffy among tops in the field
by Chris Roush
Dean Rotbart of NewsBios.com writes for Examiner.com about Houston Chronicle business columnist Loren Steffy, whom he says has “earned a national reputation for quality, insightful reporting that clearly places him among the most-respected financial writers in the country.”
Rotbart writes, “Steffy’s business column appears Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Chronicle and he also blogs at blog.chron.com/lorensteffy. He reports to Laura E. Goldberg, Chronicle business editor.
“Recently Steffy has been tracking the travails of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy, which he describes as ‘a Frankenstein’s monster of finance.’ Steffy likens the company’s chief executive and co-founder, Aubrey McClendon, to a ‘gunslinger’ and speculates that McClendon’s sunset may be approaching.
“Steffy began reporting for the Chronicle in 2004, having worked in the Lone Star State since graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism in 1986. Steffy opened Bloomberg News’s Dallas bureau in 1992, and went on to serve as Dallas and Texas bureau chief for the financial news service. Earlier, he worked at the Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Business Journal and the Arlington Daily News.
“His 2010 quick book, Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit was drawn heavily from his reporting for the Chronicle and completed during a one-month leave.”
Read more here.