Austin American-Statesman hires McCarthy as city hall/city government reporter

Ella McCarthy has joined the Austin American-Statesman as a city hall and city government reporter. Recently, she was a David Kaplan Fellow at ABC News, based in the Washington bureau. Previously, McCarthy worked as an assistant city editor at Columbia Missourian, where she also served as a general assignment reporter and equity reporter. She interned […]

Ghisolfi joins Houston Chronicle as data reporter

The Houston Chronicle has tapped Caroline Ghisolfi to serve as a data reporter. Recently, she was a data journalist at the Austin American-Statesman. There, Ghisolfi led award-winning of the ‘Disabled & Abandoned’ investigative series exposing the crises besetting the Texas system of care for people with disabilities. Previously, she worked as a data journalism reporter […]

Moreno-Lozano promoted to city hall reporter at Austin American-Statesman

The Austin American-Statesman has promoted Luz Moreno-Lozano to city hall reporter. Recently, she served as a community reporter covering social justice topics and inequities in Hays and Travis counties. Moreno-Lozano joined the American-Statesman in May 2018 as a Westlake Picayune/Lake Travis View reporter. Prior to that, she was a reporter at Community Impact Newspaper. Moreno-Lozano […]

Hopkins joins Philly Inquirer as a features reporter

Earl Hopkins, a culture reporter at the Austin American-Statesman has left to join The Philadelphia Inquirer as a features reporter covering arts, entertainment and culture. Hopkins served as a general assignment reporter and arts and culture reporter at The Columbus Dispatch. He was a freelance writer at the Columbus Monthly, Columbus CEO and Columbus Alive, […]

Austin American-Statesman promotes three newsroom standouts

The following excerpt was sent out: The Austin American-Statesman has named Courtney Sebesta as its managing editor, and the former writer and editor will take on a new role in helping lead the news and digital direction of the 151-year-old Texas newspaper. Sebesta will move into the position Dec. 5 after leaving her job as […]

Contreras joins Votebeat as a reporter

Votebeat has hired Natalia Contreras as a reporter, covering voting access, election administration and election policies. Recently, she was a communities enterprise reporter at the Austin American-Statesman. She covered Hamilton County, Indiana and served as an immigrant communities reporter at The Indianapolis Star. She also reported for Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas. Contreras graduated from […]

Austin American-Statesman to provide some stories to subscribers only

The following excerpt note was sent out from Austin American-Statesman executive editor John Bridges: For 150 years, the American-Statesman has told Austin’s story of change — from sleepy college town and state capital to burgeoning tech hub, tourist destination and center of creative culture. Change has also defined the business of journalism, from our years […]