Todd Neeley

DTN Staff Reporter
Todd Neeley

DTN staff reporter Todd Neeley is a lifelong resident of Lincoln, Neb., and a 1994 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned a bachelor's degree in news editorial.

 

Neeley worked as a reporter and photographer with the weekly newspaper The Milford Times in southeast Nebraska until 2002. He then went to work as the government reporter for The Hastings Tribune in central Nebraska, where he covered the Nebraska Legislature and city and county government. Neeley was hired as a staff reporter at DTN in August 2004, where he has worked on numerous in-depth reporting projects, covered the ethanol and crop insurance beats. He is now an environmental reporter for DTN, covering Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act and other issues important to farmers.

 

During his 18-year career, Neeley has earned more than 50 state and national awards for reporting and writing. In 2010 he was a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award finalist for a series of stories on ethanol and oil subsidies.

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