FORT WORTH REPORT, A NEW SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS, IS COMING IN APRIL

Full site coming mid-April

Fair, deep, inclusive coverage of the news important to you – local government, schools, arts, culture and civic issues. That’s what the new nonprofit Fort Worth Report will bring you. 

We launch our site in mid-April, but you can be the first to be part of the conversation, and keep up with our news, by signing up for our newsletter. (clicky link here)

Story ideas? Issues you’d like to see covered? Suggestions for where to get the best breakfast or piece of pie in town? Send them to us here. We can’t wait to get to know you – and tell your stories.


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Who we are

We believe Fort Worth is a better place to live when there is more reporting and more accountability for our leaders in government, education, business and the arts. Our team is committed to covering that and more.

CEO/Publisher: Chris Cobler, who directed award-winning community coverage most recently in Texas as editor and publisher of the Victoria Advocate. Cobler also was the first Donald W. Reynolds Nieman Fellow for community journalism at Harvard University and served as president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

Managing Editor: Thomas Martinez, a seasoned editor and reporter with 25 years of experience at community newspapers in Texas and Colorado, will lead our news team. Martinez, a disabled Army veteran, has led coverage on multiple high-impact projects, including nuanced coverage of border issues in south Texas and the ongoing economic fallout from Hurricane Harvey.

Chief Development Officer: Trish Rodriguez Terrell, who started her career in journalism, including a dozen years in Fort Worth,  but moved on to positions in marketing, fundraising and communications, is responsible for building the community of supporters, donors and readers for the publication. 

What they’re saying about us

“Our community needs local journalism funded by local people” – Chip Stewart, Fort Worth

“I care about ethically reported local news. And Fort Worth is a terrific news town!” – Kelley Shannon

“Our citizens have always embraced strong journalism that makes a difference. The Fort Worth Report will provide unbiased local reporting that we need to be engaged in the issues that shape our great city.”-Bill Meadows, board co-chair

 “Educated residents are engaged and often become leaders in the community. A news organization like the Fort Worth Report can make a difference because it empowers our residents to know more so they can do more. As they say, knowledge is power.”-Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth

Our Board

  • Bill Meadows, chairman emeritus of Hub International Inc. and longtime Fort Worth civic leader
  • Marianne Auld, attorney
  • Wes Turner, retired Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher
  • Jonathan Morris, entrepreneur, Hotel Dryce and the Fort Worth Barber Shop
  • Mitch Witten, executive vice president of Visit Fort Worth
  • John Lumpkin, retired Associated Press executive and TCU Journalism director