Scott Blanchard, Editor

Scott Blanchard helps lead the PA Post team in its pursuit of contextual, deep-dive, accountability journalism. He is editor of StateImpact Pennsylvania, a public media collaboration among WITF, WHYY, WESA and The Allegheny Front that covers the state’s energy economy. Before joining StateImpact, Blanchard was enterprise editor at the York (Pa.) Daily Record, where he led the newsroom’s investigative and projects reporting. He was a 2013 Ochberg Fellow, receiving training at Columbia University in PTSD science, self-help and peer support. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors. A Rockville, Md., native, he is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s journalism school.

Latest by Scott Blanchard

‘I remember TMI’: An oral history of the 1979 Three Mile Island accident as told by people who lived nearby

Seven residents tell their stories of uncertainty, confusion, fear and the decision they faced: Stay home amid risk of radiation, or flee.

By Scott Blanchard

StateImpact Pennsylvania invites public to forum in Pittsburgh on the climate change challenge

Energy Innovation Center is the site for the Jan. 29 event
By Scott Blanchard

Curious or concerned about an energy issue? Ask us — and see what we’ve already answered

At a public event last month in Pittsburgh, we got lots of questions about carbon capture — including whether widespread use of the technology is a pipe dream — so reporter Amy Sisk provided some answers.

By Scott Blanchard