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Luz Moreno-Lozano

City Hall Reporter

What I cover

The City of Austin is home to nearly 1 million people. The city is represented by 10 council member districts and a mayor. My work is focused on highlighting the decisions the 11-member City Council makes and how that affects the people of Austin. That can include decisions about housing, child care, homelessness and public safety. I am interested in covering affordability in Austin more closely and how the decisions being made by the Austin City Council are impacting working people and people of color.

My background

Before joining KUT, I spent five years covering communities for the Austin American-Statesman. I focused on Austin’s wealthy suburbs to the west before moving to covering growth and equity issues in East Austin and Hays County. I was also a National Press Foundation Widening the Pipeline fellow from 2022-2023, during which I learned from field experts on a variety of topics from data journalism to career guidance.

I have spent most of my career covering communities and local politics. I began in 2013 working as a general assignment reporter for a small paper just outside San Antonio. I covered everything from city and county politics to high school sports and community events.

I was born and raised in San Antonio (where the good tacos are). I graduated from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) with a degree in communication and a minor in Journalism.

Journalistic ethics

Like my colleagues, I am committed to upholding the standards of integrity. While on assignment, I identify myself as a reporter for KUT and do my best to get as many voices as I can so we get a full picture of what’s happening. I always ask permission when recording interviews over the phone and make sure to ask for full name and pronunciation.