By Fezzik’s high-rolling standards -- he averages about $60,000 in daily sports wagers -- the day was off to a slumbering start. He was anxious to pick up the pace.
“If you see a guy kicking back, drinking a beer and watching the game after he makes his bet, that guy ... is never going to make serious money. He is a loser,” Fezzik said, walking out of the Palms so briskly he was nearly running. “I’ve been known to sprint to the next betting window.”
We’re pleased to announce that Miguel Bustillo will become Global Energy and Climate Editor, a move that will strengthen our energy coverage while positioning us to do more ambitious coverage of climate issues.
In addition to overseeing a U.S.-based team of reporters covering the energy industry, Miguel will work with editors and reporters in every coverage area and geography to shape our coverage of climate-related topics, from efforts to mitigate the impacts of global warming to international diplomacy to the increase in financial regulation and role of shareholder pressure.
Reporters and editors covering these areas will continue to report to their current coverage chiefs, but will coordinate with Miguel, who will lead our decision-making on these stories. Miguel will continue to report to Jamie Heller and will work closely with all of the coverage chiefs, as well as with visuals, audio and video.
To ensure that our energy coverage remains dominant as Miguel’s remit expands, we have posted a job opening for a Texas-based deputy energy editor, reporting to Miguel.
Miguel joined the Journal in 2008 to cover Wal-Mart and other retailers. As an editor, he oversaw U.S. News coverage of the western U.S., before becoming U.S. energy editor in 2016. In that role, he helped to lead the Journal’s agenda-setting coverage of the fracking boom, the deadly California wildfires sparked by PG&E and this year’s Texas freeze. The PG&E coverage won a Loeb and numerous other awards and was a Pulitzer finalist.
Prior to joining the Journal, Miguel spent 15 years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was a national correspondent, environmental writer and state political reporter, among other assignments. He lives in Houston with his wife, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and pet frog, and is known to be a tortured and intolerable Philadelphia sports fan.
Please join us in wishing Miguel every success in this role.
I met Steve back in 2005, at one of theRX bashes at the Golden Nugget in Vegas. He and Winkyduck and me were sitting at a table during the buffet. I could tell he really knew his stuff back then.A good place to mention Steve actually participates in a lot of contests. The myth is that he was some nobody who rose out of nowhere to win two Hilton contests, and never did anything again. The reality is had already moved to Vegas 9 years prior to that, quitting a VP job to make the move, and was already well known enough by 2006 to be featured in the LA Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-apr-01-na-gambler1-story.html. Years before he won his first big contest.
There was a story about Fezzik after he won the Hilton and was celebrating with his punter friends at an expensive restaurant and he refused to pick up the tabby and he said something smartalic. Or perhaps a different context. Does anybody remember?