Dustin Bleizeffer


Reporter Profile

Dustin Bleizeffer covers the energy beat for WyoFile, a nonprofit public-interest news website based in Lander, Wyoming that reports on the state’s people, places, and policies. Bleizeffer has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, a reporter and editor primarily covering Wyoming’s energy industry, and a freelancer writing about the environment and rural life. Most recently he co-authored the “Reckoning in Coal Country” investigative series, published on WyoFile, the Energy News Network site, and as a book. Bleizeffer was communications director of the Wyoming Outdoor Council, and beginning in 2010, he served as WyoFile’s editor-in-chief for six years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from the University of Wyoming, and as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, he examined how emerging technology can help reinvigorate news and democracy in the American West. Bleizeffer lives in Casper, Wyoming.

Beat: Wyoming energy beat

WyoFile's corps member is a dedicated energy beat reporter. They will provide workers, business and civic leaders, policy makers, industry insiders and everyone affected by Wyoming’s energy industry the information they need to participate in the critical decision making processes facing our communities. This beat will connect the dots between state policy, federal policy, corporate action, international markets, local jobs and global climate with the type of context, depth and nuance that only comes with dedicated beat coverage.