Rye Druzin is a reporter and photographer who has been in journalism since May 2013. Since August 2014 he has been based in Texas covering the energy industry. He has written about the oil downturn in West and South Texas hitting some of America's largest oil and gas fields and how it has effected everyone from everyday workers to small business owners to county governments and school districts.
He has also covered the utility-scale power industry and its struggle to adjust to increased uses of renewable energy sources and a rapidly changing environment.
He has also covered local, state, national and international issues including human rights issues, crime, government, and the environment.
Rye is an international affairs graduate from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in Palo Alto, California.
He currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.