Meet The Team

The Inside Energy reporting team, from left Leigh Paterson, Stephanie Joyce, Alisa Barba, Dan Boyce, Jordan Wirfs-Brock and Emily Guerin.

Jason Foster / Rocky Mountain PBS

The Inside Energy reporting team, from left: Rebecca Jacobson, Amber Rivera, Dan Boyce, Alisa Barba, Stephanie Joyce, Jordan Wirfs-Brock, Leigh Paterson and Amy Sisk.

Alisa Joyce Barba is an award-winning journalist, producer, writer and editor with 25 years experience in both network and public broadcasting. Prior to IE, she served as Senior Editor for Fronteras: the Changing America Desk, a regional news collaboration project involving seven public radio stations across the southwest. She also served as Western Bureau Chief for NPR for 12 years.

Alisa Barba

Alisa Barba, Executive Editor
abarba@insideenergy.org
@alisabarba

Alisa Joyce Barba is an award-winning journalist, producer, writer and editor with 25 years experience in both commercial and public broadcasting. Prior to IE, she served as Senior Editor for Fronteras: the Changing America Desk, a regional news collaboration project involving seven public radio stations across the southwest.  She also served as Western Bureau Chief for NPR for 12 years.

Dan Boyce

Dan Boyce

Dan Boyce, Colorado Reporter
dboyce@insideenergy.org
@boycedan

Dan Boyce comes to the Inside Energy team after five years of television and radio reporting in his home state of Montana. In his most recent role as Montana Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief, Dan produced daily stories on state politics and government.

Laura Frank is President of News at Rocky Mountain PBS. I-News delivers multimedia reports to news outlets across the Rocky Mountain region and is a founding member of the national nonprofit Investigative News Network.

Laura Frank

Laura Frank, Executive Supervisor
laurafrank@rmpbs.org
@laura_frank

Laura Frank is Vice President of News at Rocky Mountain PBS. I-News delivers multimedia reports to news outlets across the Rocky Mountain region and is a founding member of the national nonprofit Investigative News Network.

Rebecca Jacobson

Rebecca Jacobson

Rebecca Jacobson, Producer
rjacobson@insideenergy.org
@rebeccajacobson

Rebecca Jacobson comes to Inside Energy after seven years as a science reporter, videographer, editor and producer for PBS NewsHour. She started working in public television at NET in her home state of Nebraska. Since then she has covered stories on politics, health care, the arts, the environment, science and engineering for the web, radio and television.

Stephanie Joyce reports on energy and natural resources for Wyoming Public Radio. Before joining WPR, she was the news director at a public radio station in the Aleutian Islands, where she covered oil, fish and sometimes pirates. She's also an alumni of the Metcalf Institute Science Reporting Fellowship. When not reporting, she's listening to public radio, often while running or skiing.

Stephanie Joyce

Stephanie Joyce, Energy and Natural Resources Reporter
sjoyce@insideenergy.org
@stephaniemjoyce

Stephanie Joyce reports on energy and natural resources for Wyoming Public Radio. Before joining WPR, she was the news director at KUCB, a public radio station in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. She’s a former Metcalf Institute Science Reporting fellow and the recipient of a Middlebury Environmental Journalism fellowship. Stephanie contributes many of her reports to Inside Energy.

Leigh Paterson is a Wyoming-based reporter with Inside Energy, a public media project focusing on America's energy boom. She was raised in New Jersey, graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and then taught English at a culinary high school in France. Leigh then got her Master's in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and then moved to Washington D.C. in 2009. After spending two years as a producer at CanadianTV's Washington bureau, Leigh left to freelance. Since then, as a one woman show, she has reported for TV and radio from across the country for BBC News, BBC World Service, PRI's the World, ABC-Univision, Agence France Presse, and CBC News.

Leigh Paterson

Leigh Paterson, Reporter
lpaterson@insideenergy.org
@Sclaterpee

Leigh Paterson was raised in New Jersey, graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and then taught English at a culinary high school in France. Leigh then got her Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and then moved to Washington D.C. in 2009. After spending two years as a producer at CanadianTV’s Washington bureau, Leigh left to freelance. Since then, as a one woman show, she has reported for TV and radio from across the country for BBC News, BBC World Service, PRI’s the World, ABC-Univision, Agence France Presse, and CBC News.

Amber Rivera

Amber Rivera, Engagement Editor
arivera@insideenergy.org
@InsideEnergyNow, @amber_waves

Amber Rivera connects our reporting with local communities, and manages reader experience and engagement with our content across all digital platforms. She is a longtime lover and student of energy and environmental issues. Prior to joining IE she worked for a start-up solar financing company, and also advised utility companies, governments, and the World Bank on the financing of electricity infrastructure. She holds a B.S. in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from Georgetown University.

Amy Sisk

Amy Sisk

Amy Sisk, North Dakota Reporter
asisk@insideenergy.org
@amyrsisk

Amy Sisk joins Inside Energy after stints reporting in the Bakken oil patch for the Tioga Tribune and covering energy policy for Politico. Most recently, she worked for the Bismarck Tribune writing about education and religion. She is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism, which sent her on assignment to oil country and sparked an interest in energy issues.

Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Jordan Wirfs-Brock, Data Journalist
jordanwb@insideenergy.org
@jordanwb

Jordan Wirfs-Brock is a data journalist and civic technologist whose passion is telling stories with data and empowering others to do the same. She previously worked in the Piton Foundation’s Data Initiative, where she used neighborhood-level data to help people improve their communities.