- Bureau Chief S&P Global Platts
A veteran news reporter and editor, Christopher Newkumet has spent nearly his entire professional career covering Washington from a business perspective, particularly the dramatic shifts in federal regulation of critical energy industries. Newkumet has been with S&P Global for 35 years and currently serves as Washington Bureau Chief, overseeing 24 reporters, editors and production specialists.
For five years, he helped produce and appeared weekly as an on-air senior correspondent on the Platts Energy Week television show on CBS affiliate WUSA Channel 9. The show was syndicated in several major media markets, including Washington, Houston, San Antonio and New York.
Along with colleagues from the Platts division of S&P Global (formerly McGraw-Hill), Newkumet developed and maintains a highly successful Washington newsmaker event – Platts Energy Podium. He also is a member of the Platts team that produces the annual Global Energy Awards, a high-profile awards program that recognizes leaders in the energy industries worldwide. He also serves as producer and moderator of a series of energy webinars sponsored by Platts.
He has been involved in the S&P Global Mentoring Program for several years and participated in the Platts Editorial Abroad program as a visiting editor to Singapore in 2008, and as a mentor/host for four visits to Washington by EA participants.
Newkumet is a frequent conference speaker, moderator and chairman for Platts and outside events, and is a member of the Platts Stinger Council and Platts Leadership Team.
He has been interviewed several times for national print, radio and television coverage of high-profile developments in the energy sector. The perspective he brings to public discourse in this area is rooted in his many years as an observer and reporter of the historic evolution of natural gas, electricity and hydropower regulation and markets.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, he is active at the board level for several charitable and service organizations.