Kali Venable is an innovative journalist, who seeks to tell stories about the way we live — stories that empower people to engage with their communities and expand their worldview. Currently, she is a public safety reporter at the Victoria Advocate in the crossroads region of South Texas.
Kali graduated from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism, with Senior Fellows honors and a certificate in creative writing.
As a journalist, she has experience at both digital and print publications, including Texas Monthly magazine, The Austin Chronicle and Vox Media, Inc., among others. As a student, she spent extensive time researching national and international social justice issues, the intersection of politics and media, and how the broken journalism model undermines democracy. In addition, she studied creative fiction and documentary film making.
Kali’s desire to understand the world more deeply led her to work as an internal reporter/communications guru for the school district she grew up in, and as a community outreach intern for a nonprofit in rural Nicaragua. She is naturally curious, enjoys living outside of her comfort zone, and tries to see issues from all possible perspectives. As a reporter, she can promise exhaustive research, clean copy under strict deadlines and a dedication to serving the best interest of the public.