is editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won a Peabody Award, nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE's Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and eight honors 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. Ramshaw serves on the board of the Pulitzer Prize.
In a special live TribCast the day before the end of the special legislative session, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Patrick and state Reps. Nicole Collier and Kevin Roberts about what lawmakers accomplished, who the winners and losers are, and the tension around a white nationalist event initially planned for College Station.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about Gov. Greg Abbott's comparison of his accomplishments to former Gov. Rick Perry's, whether school finance reform has a real shot in the special session, and how soon the Texas Legislature will adjourn — again.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the kickoff of the special legislative session, what's at stake for the state's top leaders and what's in store for the bathroom bill.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Patrick, Jay and Jim about Speaker Joe Straus' "bathroom bill" comments in the New Yorker, the TABC's war with Spec's and a top lobbyist's eight-year-old comments on young women drinking at Baylor.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the state Supreme Court's same-sex benefits ruling, Gov. Greg Abbott's plan for teacher pay raises and state Rep. Dawnna Dukes' not-guilty plea in court.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and Edgar about the governor's special session call, bills he's signed and vetoed, the final state budget and what the current political climate means for House Speaker Joe Straus.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the prospects for a special legislative session, Monday's dramatic House floor fight and Gov. Greg Abbott's comments at a gun range.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Patrick and a special guest — state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston — about the Senate's late-night maneuvering on bathroom and property tax legislation.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Aman and Jim about the House-Senate end-of-session fireworks, Ag Commissioner Sid Miller's recordings on hog poison and Sen. John Cornyn's decision to bow out of consideration for FBI director.
On this week's special Spring Member Drive edition of the Tribcast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Patrick and state Reps. Mary Gonzalez and Jonathan Stickland about the impending sanctuary cities floor fight, the controversial fast-tracked "Buffett Bill" and whose budget is better, the House or the Senate.
The Texas Tribune has earned a lot of great accolades over the last nine years, but this one takes the cake: Today we learned we’ve won a Peabody Award, the nation’s premiere honor for multimedia storytelling.