Dan Gearino covers the US Midwest, part of InsideClimate News' National Environment Reporting Network. His coverage deals with the business side of the clean-energy transition and he writes InsideClimate News' Inside Clean Energy newsletter. He came to InsideClimate News in 2018 after a nine-year tenure at The Columbus Dispatch, where he covered the business of energy and won state and national awards for his work, including from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the National Headliner Awards. Before that, he covered politics and business in his native Iowa and in New Hampshire, working as a newspaper reporter and an occasional radio correspondent. He grew up in Warren County, Iowa, just south of Des Moines, and is an alumnus of Macalester College in St. Paul. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and two daughters.