Texas Tribune hires Asgarian as a law and courts reporter

The Texas Tribune has tapped Roxanna Asgarian to serve as a law and courts reporter to track “how the legal system shapes the lives of Texans and the politics of this state.” Recently, Asgarian was a freelance investigative journalist, based in Houston, who covered the child welfare and criminal justice systems. She was an associate […]

Texas Tribune names Martinez its environment reporter

The Texas Tribune has hired Alejandra Martinez as an environment reporter. As the announcement reads: “A native of the Aldine area of Harris County, Alejandra attended the University of Texas at Austin. She’ll be based in Dallas, reporting to Dave Harmon, editor for environment, energy and immigration, and partnering with Erin Douglas, who is focusing on […]

Houston Chronicle biz reporter Downen to join Texas Tribune

Robert Downen will join the Texas Tribune as a democracy reporter. Downen will be based in Austin. Recently, he was at the Houston Chronicle, where he covered nonprofits and other business news. Previously, he was a business reporter at the Albany Times Union and was managing editor of Times News Group in Illinois. He was […]

Serrano joins Texas Tribune as a general assignment reporter

The Texas Tribune has hired Alejandro Serrano as a general assignment reporter on the breaking news team. Serrano starts on September 26. He served as an education reporter at the Houston Chronicle and worked on its metro desk, where he contributed to pandemic coverage. He was a breaking news reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle […]

Texas Tribune taps LA Times’ Chan as editor-in-chief

The Texas Tribune has appointed Sewell Chan as its editor-in-chief. Currently, Chan is an editorial page editor at the Los Angles Times. Chan has been with the Times for 3 years, joining as a deputy managing editor. His last day is September 3. Previously, he was with The New York Times for over 13 years, […]

Texas Tribune taps Fechter to cover urban affairs beat

Joshua Fechter will be joining The Texas Tribune to cover the urban affairs beat. His new role begins in August. Currently, Fechter is a city hall reporter at San Antonio Express-News. Before that, he served as a reporting intern and then as a business reporter, covering retail, tourism, real estate, and economic development. He was […]

Texas Tribune’s Weaver set to depart

Jessica Weaver, creative director for live events at Texas Tribune, is set to leave. Weaver has been with the Tribune for over 6 years. In 2014, she joined as a Texas Tribune festival coordinator. She then left to work as an outreach coordinator at The University of Texas at Austin. She re-joined the company in […]

Waller joins Texas Tribune as a general assignment reporter

The Texas Tribune has hired Allyson Waller as a general assignment reporter. She comes from the New York Times where she was an express/breaking news fellow. Waller has interned at The Daily Dot, Miami Herald where she covered city and local government, The Bryan-College Station Eagle and Houstonia Magazine. She was also a journalism writing […]

Najmabadi joins Colorado Sun to cover rural affairs and economy

The Colorado Sun has hired Shannon Najmabadi as a reporter covering rural affairs and the economy. She will write about business, agriculture and and energy, among other topics. Previously, she was a reporter at The Texas Tribune. Her work has also appeared in MSN, Business Insider, The Dallas Morning News, El Paso Times, Pulitzer Center […]

Texas Tribune names Blanchard director of audience

The Texas Tribune has promoted Bobby Blanchard to the post of director of audience. Previously, she held the post of assistant director for audience. Blanchard has been with the Texas Tribune for close to five years now and has also served as a social media manager at the paper. Before that, she was a reporting […]