Energy Correspondent, The New York Times • President,The Power of Song Inc.
2019 Speaker

Los Angeles, California

Ivan Penn is a correspondent for the New York Times who covers energy issues related to the electric grid, renewables, electrification of the transportation sector, and those who regulate the industry. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, he is a 27-year veteran of the newspaper business. Penn began his career with the Miami Herald and has worked for the Baltimore Sun, the Tampa Bay Times, and the Los Angeles Times. His numerous awards and honors include the John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University and the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award from the UCLA School of Management. Penn also co-founded and has served for the last four years as president of The Power of Song Inc., a nonprofit organization that educates youth and communities about social justice issues through song, theater and art.