was a political reporter and editor for the Tribune from 2012 to 2019. Previously he worked for eight years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, most of that time covering state and local politics. A native of Cedarhurst, New York, he has an undergraduate degree in journalism and psychology from New York University and a master's in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Angry outbursts. Abrupt resignations. A Texas House speaker fleeing his own chamber. While Joe Straus is voluntarily stepping down as speaker, the day many view as pivotal to putting him in that position of power was far less orderly. Full Story
Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO and former U.S. Senator from Texas, sits down for an interview with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius Thrusday evening. Watch the livestream here. Full Story
Slate's Jamelle Bouie leads a panel discussion with organizer DeRay Mckesson, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards, The Indivisible Project's Ezra Levin and Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran live at the Texas Tribune Festival. Full Story
Watch as Boston Globe columnist Indira Lakshmanan interviews Susan Rice, former national security advisor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, live at the Texas Tribune Festival. Full Story
Gov. Greg Abbott gave Texas lawmakers a 20-item agenda to tackle in a summer special session. Over the course of 29-days, the Legislature sent him bills addressing about half of those issues. Here's what got addressed and what died. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Aman talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about how the special session might end now that we're at the halfway point and reports that Rick Perry might be Trump's next head of Homeland Security. Plus, an update on Dawnna Dukes' corruption case. Full Story