Rye Druzin has been working as a journalist since 2013, covering Silicon Valley, Israel, West Texas and now South Texas. His work has ranged from migrant protests in the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the tech industry in Silicon Valley, and business, oil and gas in both West and South Texas.
Through the course of the current downturn in the oil industry, which began after oil peaked in June 2014, Rye has been following the downward spiral of shale exploration and production companies and other oilfield related businesses as they have struggled with lower-than-expected prices. His stories cover the oilfield worker struggling to make ends meet, the executives navigating the financial world to keep their companies solvent, and the businesses and governments, both large and small, that are impacted by reduced oil-related spending.
Rye has been featured multiple times on programs such as the KUT-Austin’s Texas Standard, and his work has been published in the Jerusalem Post, Ynet, the Victoria Advocate and the Midland Reporter-Telegram. His photos have been published widely in the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, and the Victoria Advocate.