Kali Venable is an ambitious reporter who has dedicated her life to telling stories that empower people to engage with their communities and make educated decisions for themselves and their families.
Expresso, FOIA, archives, ethics, data and duck hunting are a few of her favorite things.
She currently works as an investigative and environmental reporter at the Victoria Advocate, an award-winning, daily newspaper along the Middle Texas Coast.
Prior to taking on the environmental beat and becoming the investigative lead, Kali covered breaking news, courts and crime as a public safety reporter for the Advocate.
The Houston-native graduated from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communication with a bachelor’s degree in journalism as a Senior Fellows honors student and a certificate in creative writing.
In the past, she worked as a research assistant on an environmental documentary project, served as a communication intern for a nonprofit in rural Nicaragua and worked as an editorial intern for several publications, including Texas Monthly, The Austin Chronicle and Eater.
Kali continues to build upon her skills through conferences, fellowships and online training sessions. She currently serves as 2019-2020 John Jay College of Criminal Justice/Arnold Ventures reporting fellow and is a member of the Society for Environmental Journalists.
In 2020, Kali was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and the Headliners Foundation of Texas with four awards for her work.