Emily Ramshaw Editor

Emily Ramshaw is the editor of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won three national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and a general excellence award from the Online News Association. Before coming aboard as one of the Tribune’s original reporters, Ramshaw spent six years at The Dallas Morning News, where she broke national stories about sexual abuse inside Texas’ youth lock-ups, reported from inside a West Texas polygamist compound, uncovered “fight clubs” inside state institutions for the disabled and investigated a series of deadly transplants where patients received rabies-tainted organs. The Texas APME named Ramshaw its 2008 Star Reporter of the Year.

Recent Contributions

Mark Jones on the Patrick-Van de Putte Political Divide

Sen.Leticia Van de Putte D-San Antonio and Sen. Dan Patrick R-Houston during during a joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking in La Joya, Texas on July 24th, 2014. Both Senators are candidates to become the next Lt. Governor of Texas
Sen.Leticia Van de Putte D-San Antonio and Sen. Dan Patrick R-Houston during during a joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking in La Joya, Texas on July 24th, 2014. Both Senators are candidates to become the next Lt. Governor of Texas

Rice University political science department chairman Mark P. Jones writes that while it's not news to say the 2014 lieutenant governor’s race provides Texas voters with a stark contrast in political ideologies, now the numbers back it up.

TribTalk: Ellen Sweets on Austin's "Black Problem"

From left, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Texas State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Former Austin Independent School district Board of Trustee member Wilhelmina Delco, and Former AISD Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen stand in front of the "Reflections" mural at the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility in Austin, Texas.  The mural celebrates African American pioneers in the area of public service. June 9, 2014.
From left, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Texas State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Former Austin Independent School district Board of Trustee member Wilhelmina Delco, and Former AISD Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen stand in front of the "Reflections" mural at the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility in Austin, Texas. The mural celebrates African American pioneers in the area of public service. June 9, 2014.

Writer Ellen Sweets says Austin's "black problem" — the fact that it's the only fast-growing large city in the U.S. that's losing African-American residents — is rooted not in race but in the dissipation of a working class. 

New in TribTalk: Susan Griffin on Challenges to AP U.S. History

The new U.S. history framework is the first of what will be updates to all 34 AP subjects offered as a result of a redesign effort launched by the College Board in 2006.
The new U.S. history framework is the first of what will be updates to all 34 AP subjects offered as a result of a redesign effort launched by the College Board in 2006.

Susan Griffin, executive director of the National Council for the Social Studies, says Texas-based critics arguing that changes to AP U.S. history amount to historical revisionism are off the mark.