Russell Gold

Reporter, the Wall Street Journal

Russell Gold's reporting has taken him to five continents and above the Arctic Circle two times. An investigative journalist with the Wall Street Journal, Gold covered Texas and economics before switching to energy in 2002. He was part of the team that covered the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010, earning him a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.

Gold then turned his focus to fracking, exploring the issue through colorful interviews in his book The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. Gold's latest book on wind power, Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform American Energy follows the compelling stories of the pioneers behind the industry, and was released in 2019.

Gold earned a B.A. in history from Columbia University in 1993. He lives in Austin with his wife and two children.




December 20, 2019
The 2018 Camp Fire was one of the most destructive in California’s history, resulting in over eighty deaths and destroying the town of Paradise....

Fracking Boom

April 1, 2014
America is in the midst of a fracking boom. Most new oil and gas wells in this country are drilled using hyrdraulic fracturing, the injection of a...