Russell Gold is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal. He started his journalism career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Antonio Express-News. In 2000, he joined The Wall Street Journal and covered Texas and economics, before switching to energy in 2002. His reporting has taken him to five continents and above the Arctic Circle two times.
In 2010, he was part of the Wall Street Journal team that covered the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The Journal’s work was award the Gerald Loeb Award for best business story of the year and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting. He earned a B.A. in history from Columbia University in 1993.
Energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Russell Gold, discussed his work covering the hotly contested subject of fracking. Everyday one hundred wells in the U.S. are drilled and hydraulically fractured - or fracked. Fracking, he explained, involves turning a well horizontally, and running it through a very dense rock such as shale and then pumping it with water, chemicals, and sand with extraordinary pressure. First hour guest, technology and privacy expert Lauren Weinstein addressed various tech topics in the news, such as a "kill switch" on all cell phones which will be mandatory by 2015, and allow people to remotely disable or wipe their phones. ... More »Host: George Noory