Spirited city hall reporter for @theadvocatebr. Previous intern @wsj, @dallasnews, @sacbee_news. Former @lsureveille EIC. Lover of discussion & dessert.

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City Hall reporter at The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Former intern at The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News, The Sacramento Bee.
LSU grad, former Daily Reveille editor.

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@aegallo — 3,261 followers, 13,995 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

Repubs normally have upper hand in party line vote. But they're missing 2 ppl tonight. Dems max out at their 5 votes and can't win either. They end up deferring for 3 weeks #BatonRouge https://t.co/dgdIfkWsYO

Nov 21, 2017

#BatonRouge Metro Council is in a weird deadlock related to ITEP. They need to appoint a member to committee. But can't agree, are voting down party lines

Nov 21, 2017

#BatonRouge Metro Council now onto discussing industrial tax exemptions. Together BR is here shaking trees about curtailing these exemptions. Not all of council agrees.

Nov 21, 2017

RT @SteveRHardy: Slightly strange Council moment -- they approved the 2018 property taxes, but Watson said he'd be interested in dis…

Nov 21, 2017

#BatonRouge Metro Council has adopted all property tax rates for 2018. Get ready to pony up for Council on Aging, libraries, EMS, fire depts, etc.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I had many internships and college newspaper experience, but my first real, full-time, permanent job was covering city hall for The Advocate.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! When I was a child.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it better -- we're faster to the punch, and people can now read stories about what interests them from all over the world.