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Brandi Grissom

Brandi Grissom is The Texas Tribune's managing editor and joined the staff when the online publication launched in 2009. In addition to editing duties, Grissom leads the Tribune's coverage of criminal justice issues. During her tenure at the Tribune, she was chosen as a 2012 City University of New York Center on Media, Crime and Justice/H.F. Guggenheim Journalism Fellow and was a fellow at the 2012 Journalist Law School at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Grissom, along with Tribune multimedia producer Justin Dehn, received a 2012 regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting for work on the case of Megan Winfrey, who was acquitted of murder in February 2013 after the Trib’s coverage brought statewide attention the case. Grissom joined the Tribune after four years at the El Paso Times, where she acted as a one-woman Capitol bureau. Grissom won the Associated Press Managing Editors First-Place Award in 2007 for using the Freedom of Information Act to report stories on a variety of government programs and entities, and the ACLU of Texas named her legislative reporter of the year in 2007 for her immigration reporting. She previously served as managing editor at The Daily Texan and has worked for the Alliance Times-Herald, the Taylor Daily Press, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and The Associated Press. A native of Alliance, Neb., she has a degree in history from the University of Texas.

Recent Contributions

Erich Schlegel

T-Squared: A Journey on the Disappearing Rio Grande

Colin McDonald is traveling the length of the Rio Grande — on foot and kayak — to document its ongoing disappearing act. We're excited to follow McDonald on this voyage and to support this unique journalistic endeavor.

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Graphic by Ben Hasson

T-Squared: The Watchdog Unleashed

We've emphasized accountability journalism since the day our doors opened nearly five years ago. With our new TribInvestigates site, we're pulling together our in-depth watchdog reporting in a single place.

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Micheal Stravato

Tea Party Conservatives Win Top GOP Runoffs

After 16 years in statewide office, Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost a bitterly fought battle to state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston. In the GOP attorney general race, state Sen. Ken Paxton prevailed over state Rep. Dan Branch.

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Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson

"Bernie" Movie Plays Key Role in Bernie's Freedom

Filmmaker Richard Linklater always thought life in prison was too harsh for Bernie Tiede, the East Texas mortician who murdered his 81-year-old companion. Now — in large part because of Linklater's film on him — Tiede is no longer behind bars.

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Neil Conway

Sex Offender Agency's Presiding Board Member Quits

Amid heated controversy over the placement of dangerous sex offenders, the presiding member of a board that oversees an agency that manages civilly committed violent sex offenders resigned on Tuesday.

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Tom Pennington

Willingham Won't Get Posthumous Pardon

UPDATED: The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has voted not to recommend a posthumous full pardon for Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed a decade ago after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his daughters.

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