Freelancer. Work in Vox, WaPo, +50 other US publications. Former Houston Chronicle. Hill Country native, home with the armadillos, headed for Venezuela.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Student reporter at Reporting Texas, an online news publication at the UT journalism school overseen by old pros.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

There's a dilapidated typewriter in the Chronicle lobby and I toy with it sometimes.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#NotTheOnion -- my story got that hashtag when the Texas governor turned state troops on the feds. It seemed like satire but it was true.