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Scott Blanchard

Scott Blanchard is Director of Journalism at WITF and oversees StateImpact Pennsylvania, an award-winning public media collaboration among WITF, WHYY in Philadelphia, and The Allegheny Front in Pittsburgh that covers the state’s energy economy.

Blanchard was named StateImpact editor in 2017, and in 2021 became senior editor for WITF and StateImpact. He was named WITF's journalism director in February 2022. Previously, he 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


Pennsylvania climate forum brings informed public into problem-solving effort

Deliberative forums bring together a demographically representative group of people, provide them with in-depth background material on the subject matter of the forum, and create questions to engage attendees in small-group discussions that are designed to produce ideas and potential solutions. 

By Scott Blanchard





Updated: November 19, 2019 | 6:52 pm

Lawmakers, criticizing Wolf’s executive order on joining cap-and-trade program, say it’s their call to make

Proposed bill would require Legislature to OK Pennsylvania becoming part of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
By Scott Blanchard


Pennsylvania has a key role in talk of a carbon-neutral economy. We’ll take a closer look at the stakes

StateImpact Pennsylvania is part of “Covering Climate Now,” an effort led by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation magazine to focus news organizations’ efforts on coverage of the issue.

By Scott Blanchard


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