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Naomi Reed and Brittney Martin

Hosts of the "Sugar Land" podcast

Naomi Reed and Brittney Martin are the hosts of "Sugar Land,” an investigative series from The Texas Newsroom.

Reed is an anthropology professor at Southwestern University. Her research focuses on race, education, cultural heritage and criminal justice, and she has spent the last decade conducting ethnographic fieldwork in Sugar Land. Reed was raised in Missouri City and grew up in the shadows of Sugar Land’s wealth and reputation as the “sweeter” place to live in Southwest Houston.

Martin is an independent journalist based in Houston. She’s an experienced investigative reporter, researcher and longform narrative writer. Martin was a member of The Dallas Morning News staff named 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalists in Breaking News Reporting, and she frequently contributes to The Washington Post, Texas Monthly, The Daily Beast and others.