Emily Ramshaw Editor

Emily Ramshaw is the editor of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won six 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

Video: The Post-Election TribCast

TribCast host Reeve Hamilton and Tribune editors Evan Smith, Ross Ramsey and Emily Ramshaw unpack the 2014 general election after the ballots are counted.

TribCast host Reeve Hamilton and Tribune editors Evan Smith, Ross Ramsey and Emily Ramshaw unpack the 2014 general election after the ballots are counted.

TribLive: Lege Preview With Nichols, Clardy

Watch live as Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith previews the 84th legislative session with state Sen. Robert Nichols and state Rep. Travis Clardy at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. 

 

Watch live as Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith previews the 84th legislative session with state Sen. Robert Nichols and state Rep. Travis Clardy at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. 

 

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.