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

Anita Perry: Abortion "Could Be a Woman's Right"

From the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, Texas First Lady Anita Perry takes part in a one-on-one conversation with Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith on Sept. 28, 2013.
From the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival, Texas First Lady Anita Perry takes part in a one-on-one conversation with Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith on Sept. 28, 2013.

Texas first lady Anita Perry said Saturday that while there’s no daylight between her and her husband on abortion, it's not her job to judge women who undergo the procedure under state law.

 

 

Official: Funding Cut Would Impair Anti-Fraud Unit

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg speaks to members of the media following a November 2010 trial.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg speaks to members of the media following a November 2010 trial.

Gov. Rick Perry would deal a "huge blow" to prosecutors who handle public fraud and corruption cases if he carries out a threat to end state funding for the state's public integrity unit, the unit's director said.