Kali Venable is an young, eager journalist who seeks to tell stories that empower people to engage with their communities and make educated decisions for themselves and their families.
She currently works as an investigative and environmental reporter at the Victoria Advocate, an award-winning daily newspaper serving as the prime media outlet for residents in seven counties along the Middle Texas Coast.
Venable spent a year on the public safety and breaking news beat at the Advocate before moving over to the environmental beat and becoming the investigative lead, though she has written stories across every beat.
Venable currently serves as a 2019-2020 John Jay College of Criminal Justice/Arnold Ventures criminal justice reporter fellow, in which she continues to pursue criminal justice issues.
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. She continues to build upon her education through conferences, fellowships and online training sessions.
Expresso, FOIA, archives, ethics and feature obits on extraordinary everyday people are a few of Kali’s favorite things.