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Amy Harder

Executive Editor, Cipher

Amy Harder is executive editor of Cipher by Breakthrough Energy. Amy is one of the top national energy and climate change reporters in the country, having built up a reputation of being a uniquely balanced and influential journalist with respect across the spectrum. She joined Breakthrough Energy in early 2021 to help launch Cipher, a publication covering the opportunities and challenges of the energy transition.Before joining Breakthrough, Amy was with Axios since shortly after it launched in 2017, based in Washington DC. She was the inaugural journalism fellow for the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute for the 2018-2019 school year. Previously, she covered similar issues for The Wall Street Journal, based out of its Washington, DC, bureau. She has appeared on PBS' NewsHour, CSPAN, MSNBC, CBS, and NPR, among many other media outlets. She speaks at events around the world, including giving keynote speeches and moderating panels.Amy is originally from Washington State and moved back in 2020, after a dozen years in the other Washington. She received a BA in journalism with honors from Western Washington University. She loves running and cross-country skiing the Pacific Northwest’s best trails.

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