Nadia Lathan

The Associated Press - Texas

Reporter Profile

Nadia Lathan covers the Texas statehouse with a focus on energy for the Associated Press. Before joining AP, Lathan covered culture, policy, and health as an intern at the Investigative Reporting Program and a science writer for UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She helped report on the 2024 presidential primaries as an intern at The Mercury News and East Bay Times and has written about the Bay Area’s proactive transportation community for Oaklandside. Lathan holds a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Economics from University of Redlands. In 2021, she studied social policy as a foreign exchange student at University of Oxford. She adores biking, playing with her cat, and listening to technology podcasts when away from her desk.

Beat: The Texas Legislature, with a focus on energy

Texas is the largest oil and gas state in the country, its power grid is frequently under strain and the state is home to large amount of solar and wind energy. This reporter covers these issues through the lens of the Texas Legislature, whose energy policies can have a major national impact. The reporter focuses on breaking news and accountability, solutions and explanatory journalism on this topic.