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.
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.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Alexa about the high notes in the latest Lyceum poll, a high profile resignation at the TABC and a House version of the controversial "bathroom bill."
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about an unruly Texas budget fight, the relocation of AG Ken Paxton's jury trial, and a warm and fuzzy photo of often-at-odds state leaders.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Jay and Ross about liquor regulators partying on the taxpayer dime, Energy Secretary Rick Perry's high interest in a historic Texas A&M student body election and the likelihood of a special legislative session.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Aman about Gov. Greg Abbott's budget priorities, his comments on local control, the school choice drama in the Legislature and AG Ken Paxton's concerns about Muslim prayer in a public school.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the overnight "bathroom bill" hearing, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's tense relationship with the Texas House and a House plan to infuse Texas public schools with more cash.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Alexa about the debate over school choice in the Texas Legislature, the fight over same-sex marriage benefits before the Texas Supreme Court and surreptitious video recordings in the Texas House.