Sean Cockerham covers energy, resource development and the Interior Department for McClatchy Newspapers, based in Washington, D.C.
Cockerham, who also contributes to the Anchorage Daily News, covered Sarah Palin and Alaska politics before joining the D.C. bureau. He previously worked for the Tacoma News Tribune, including coverage of the war in Iraq.
Since joining the bureau Cockerhams coverage has ranged from Congress to the presidential campaign trail to the resurgence and troubles of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Cockerham has won regional and national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, as well as a McClatchy President's award.
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