is the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan digital news organization that produces politics and policy news, data and events statewide, and operates the largest statehouse reporting bureau in the nation.
Under her leadership, the Tribune — billed “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories” — has won a Peabody Award, several national Murrow Awards and top honors from the Online News Association. By way of its free syndication model, the Tribune has filled the pages of Texas newspapers, broadcast on TV and video airwaves statewide, and provided Texas-specific reporting for both The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Before joining the Tribune in 2010 as one of its founding 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 and uncovered “fight clubs” inside state institutions for the disabled. The Texas APME named Ramshaw its 2008 star reporter of the year. In 2016, she was named to the board of the Pulitzer Prize.
A native of Washington, D.C., and the product of two journalist parents, Ramshaw graduated from Northwestern University in 2003 with dual degrees in journalism and American history. She lives in Austin with her husband David Hartstein — an Emmy Award-winning film producer — and a daughter, Sophie.
On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Emma and Patrick about the pre-session school finance scuttlebutt, a big Obamacare ruling out of Texas and a state senator facing allegations he sent lewd texts. Full Story
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On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Patrick and two special guests — state Rep. Celia Israel and former state Rep. Larry Gonzales — about the results of the Nov. 6 elections and what they mean for the future of Texas. Full Story
On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Alexa, Alex and Patrick about Trump’s move to end birthright citizenship and his decision to send more troops to the border, the latest candidate in the Texas House Speaker’s race, midterm voter turnout and straight-ticket voting problems in Texas. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and Emma about President Trump's rally for Ted Cruz, huge early voting turnout and the governor's statewide campaign — for GOP candidates other than himself. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Aman and Marissa about the second (and final?) debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, the upcoming Trump rally in Texas, the state's decision to end a contract with a crisis pregnancy center and Ross' list of top Texas races to watch. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Alex about Beto O'Rourke's disinterest in an Obama endorsement, whether the Kavanaugh confirmation process has energized GOP voters in Texas and what the Trib's new affordable housing investigation shows. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Alexa and Patrick about the sexting allegations against state Sen. Charles Schwertner, why former President Obama hasn't endorsed Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke, and whether O'Rourke and Sen. Ted Cruz will revisit their canceled debate. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Patrick and Agnes about our first-ever downtown Texas Tribune Festival, Tuesday night's San Antonio special election upset and the latest U.S. Senate polling. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about the SD-19 special election match-up, Ted Cruz's likability as a factor in his U.S. Senate race and the latest entrants to the Texas House Speaker's race. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker intros, with a special message for his Texas colleague John Cornyn. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross and Patrick about Donald Trump's vow to stump for Ted Cruz, the Cruz campaign's attacks on Beto O'Rourke and the most competitive congressional races in November. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Ross, Shannon and Emma about the national spotlight on the Ted Cruz/Beto O'Rourke race, the new chancellor of the University of Texas System and the Austin man selling 3D printed gun blueprints online. Full Story
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Evan, Patrick and Dave about Travis Clardy's addition to the House Speaker's race, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Chancellor Robert Duncan's surprise ouster from the Texas Tech University System and the Tribune's latest coverage of families divided at the border. Full Story
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On this week's TribCast, Emily talks with Evan, Jolie and Patrick about the Republican who came out on top in Tuesday's Texas Senate special election, how conservatives reacted to Gov. Greg Abbott's cautious consideration of a "red flag" gun law and the latest polling numbers in the Ted Cruz-Beto O'Rourke U.S. Senate matchup. Full Story