Kali Venable is an investigative journalist who seeks to tell stories that empower people to engage with their communities and spark positive change in society.
She currently works as an investigative and environmental reporter at the Victoria Advocate in the crossroads region of South Texas, where she spent much of her childhood.
Kali spent a year on the public safety and breaking news beat at the Advocate and is a is a 2019-2020 John Jay College of Criminal Justice/Arnold Ventures criminal justice reporter fellow.
In addition to covering environmental issues in the paper’s seven-county coverage region along the Middle Texas Coast, she continues to pursue criminal justice stories as part of her fellowship.
The Houston-native graduated from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism with Senior Fellows honors and a certificate in creative writing.
Cappuccinos, FOIA requests, archives and feature obits on extraordinary everyday people are a few of her favorite things.