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Michael Rey de Leon

Michael Rey de Leon serves as Technical Director & A/V engineer for Studio 919, as well as providing on-location support for Tribune’s remote event series. Michael Rey joined the Texas Tribune in 2018 after spending years in the field working for organizations including MTV, SXSW, CBS & The University of Texas at Austin. A sixth-generation Texan, with familial roots in the Rio Grande Valley, Michael Rey is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, who has worked with a myriad of recording artists. When he’s not wrapping cables, Michael Rey dedicates his time to his family, cooking and curating an extensive collection of musical instruments.

Recent Contributions

Point of Order: This is us

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state demographer Lloyd Potter about coming changes to our population that will have profound public policy implications: explosive growth, rapid urbanization and demographic inevitability.

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TribCast: A legislative status report, and MJ Hegar throws in for U.S. Senate

On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and Jolie about the Legislature’s progress — or lack thereof — as we cruise into the last month of the session, former congressional candidate MJ Hegar’s bid for John Cornyn’s U.S. Senate seat and a Texas mental health program meant to help prisoners avoid solitary confinement.

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Point of Order: Crude awakening

In the latest episode of our podcast about the 86th Legislature, Evan Smith talks to state Rep. Chris Paddie, who chairs the House Energy Resources Committee, about the impact of oil and gas activity on the Texas economy, the downside of the upside, and what the future holds.

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