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Kyle Massey

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Kyle Massey, who was born in Conway and raised in Newport, has been at Arkansas Business since February 2016. He began his journalism career as a sports writer at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway before moving on as an editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Charlotte Observer. For 17 years, he served in editing roles at the New York Times in Manhattan. He and his wife, Kerry Prichard, have four grown children.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Louisiana Regulators OK $4.5B Wind Catcher Project

Louisiana utility regulators approved plans Wednesday for a $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project, acting about six weeks after Arkansas' Public Service Commission gave its approval to the project, known as the Wind Catcher Energy Connection. read more >

Landreaux Named 1st Woman to Lead Entergy Arkansas; Riley Goes to New Orleans

Entergy Arkansas' finance director, Laura Landreaux, has been named to be the investor-owned electric utility's first female chief executive, effective July 1. read more >

Wind Resistance: Arkansas OKs Big Step for $4.5B Project This article is available only in print.

Ted Thomas has faced some tough decisions as an Arkansas utility regulator, but approving a massive $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project wasn't one of them. read more >

Following the Money Fueling Opposition to Wind Catcher This article is available only in print.

While a single wind project won't seal the fate of America's energy markets, resistance to Southwestern Electric Power Co.'s Wind Catcher project comes in conjunction with support for coal and nuclear power at the highest levels of American government. read more >

Studying Journalism In an Age of News Fatigue

A quick survey of recent Arkansas J-school graduates found that they think journalism school was worth their time and money, offering key skills in a depressed job market. They were more skeptical of expensive graduate degrees. read more >

John Troutt, Longtime Jonesboro Publisher and Editor, Dies at 88

John Troutt Jr., the longtime Jonesboro Sun publisher and editor who went to work at his family's paper as a 10-year-old newsboy and turned the small-town afternoon daily into a Pulitzer Prize contender, died Thursday night in Jonesboro. He was 88. read more >

Efficiency Summit to Give Public Entities Ways to Save Energy

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality are partnering to give energy service providers a forum for offering tips, exhibits and insights on energy conservation possibilities. read more >

The Changing of The Batesville Daily Guard

In the wake of the death this year of Dr. O.E. Jones, publisher of the Batesville Guard, Roy Ockert was unsurprised to hear that Paxton Media Group acquired the paper June 1. read more >

SPP to Offer Reliability Services to Western Grid

Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock, the regional power grid operator, is going beyond offering full membership in its regional transmission organization by offering power reliability coordination expertise on a contract basis to utilities. read more >

AECC to Buy Oklahoma Wind Power

In another foray into renewable power, the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. of Little Rock has agreed to buy wind power from a 100-megawatt turbine farm under construction in Oklahoma, the utility announced Wednesday. read more >