Kali Venable is an ambitious and curious 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.
Kali worked on the public safety beat, covering breaking news, courts and crime for the Advocate before moving over to the environmental beat and becoming the investigative lead.
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.
Prior to graduation, she worked as a communication intern for a nonprofit in rural Nicaragua and served as an editorial intern for several publications, including Texas Monthly, The Austin Chronicle and Vox Media.
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 was recently recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and the Headliners Foundation of Texas for her work.