The Ohio Valley ReSource is pleased to welcome a new member to the reporting team. Brittany Patterson is now the ReSource reporter covering energy and environment, a crucial beat for the region. She’s based at partner station West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Morgantown studios.

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Brittany Patterson is covering energy and environment issues for the ReSource.

Patterson comes to the ReSource from Washington, D.C., where she spent three years covering public lands and climate change for E&E News, an outlet that’s widely considered required reading for energy and environment professionals.

Her work has been published in Scientific American, E&E News,, Mother Jones, KQED, Earth Island Journal, Verily, and Refinery 29.

A native of a 100-person town in northern California, Patterson grew up working on her family’s small organic farm and swimming in irrigation ditches. She earned her bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and her master’s from U.C. Berkeley, both in journalism.

When not learning about utilities, resource development or conservation, you can find her baking or cuddling with her 80-pound American bulldog, Cooper.

Patterson takes over a position held since 2016 by WVPB’s Glynis Board, who earlier this year assumed new duties as Assistant News Director at WVPB. Board remains a valuable ReSource contributor.