Patrick Svitek and Carla Astudillo and Jayme Lozano

Patrick Svitek is the primary political correspondent for The Texas Tribune. Patrick logged countless miles on the 2016 campaign trail, covering the many Texas angles of the momentous presidential race. He previously worked for the Austin bureau of the Houston Chronicle. He graduated in 2014 from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Carla Astudillo is a news app and data visuals developer with a focus on elections and political data. Before working at The Texas Tribune, she was a data and interactive visuals journalist at and The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, where she helped build a database of police use of force in the state as part of a 16-month investigative project. Carla was also deputy data visuals editor at the International Business Times. She got her graduate degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Carla grew up in Florida but is a native of Chile.

Jayme Lozano joins The Texas Tribune as their first Lubbock-based reporter, covering the South Plains and Panhandle through a partnership with Report for America.


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