headshotLoren Steffy is an author, speaker, consultant and former journalist. He is the author of three books: George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet (Texas A&M University Press, 2019), The Man Who Thought Like a Ship (Texas A&M University Press, 2012) and Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit (McGraw-Hill, 2010).

Steffy is a writer-at-large for Texas Monhtly, an executive producer for Rational Middle Media and a managing director for 30 Point Strategies, where he heads up the 30 Point Press publishing imprint.

For nine years, Steffy was the business columnist for the Houston Chronicle, and his writing has been published in newspapers and other publications nationwide. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, MSNBC, the BBC and the PBS NewsHour. Steffy is a three-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the business news equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. He has received numerous state and national awards the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, press clubs of Dallas and Houston, the Dallas Bar Association, the Associated Press Managing Editors and the Hearst Corporation.

Steffy previously was the Dallas bureau chief and a senior writer for Bloomberg News for 12 years. He covered a variety of business topics in Texas and across the country, including the collapse of Enron. His reporting on the collapse of Arthur Andersen was selected for the 2003 edition of the “Best Business Stories of the Year.”

Before joining Bloomberg, Steffy worked at the Dallas Times Herald, the Dallas Business Journal and the Arlington Daily News. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and lives in Wimberley, Texas.

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