Anca Gurzu Chief Europe Correspondent

Anca Gurzu is Cipher’s chief Europe correspondent, based in Brussels. She is a climate and energy journalist with more than a decade of reporting experience spanning two continents.

Anca has been covering the ins and outs of Europe’s energy transition from the European Union capital for about eight years, five of which with POLITICO Europe. She built a reputation of delivering scoops on the EU’s challenges to green its economy and adapt to climate change, while also tying policy with on-the-ground realities through analysis and feature stories. Her reporting trips range from the Eastern European countryside to the Finnish Arctic Circle.

Prior to joining Cipher, Anca completed a fellowship in business journalism at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business together with a few other journalists from around the world. In 2019, she was one of the several energy journalists selected to participate in the Energy Journalism Initiative at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy in New York City. She also wrote about the intersection of climate and finance as a freelancer for the development publication Devex.

Anca has moderated numerous live conferences and interviewed leaders and CEOs across Europe. Before relocating to Europe, she worked as a foreign policy reporter in Ottawa, Canada, for Embassy News (now merged with the Hill Times), where she covered Canada’s immigration, trade and aid policies.

Anca holds a Master’s degree in European, Russian and Eurasian studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the same university.