Forrest Wilder

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This week we’re sitting down with Forrest Wilder,  editor of the Texas Observer.

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Forrest Wilder

  Forrest Wilder is the editor of the Texas Observer.

Forrest has appeared on Democracy Now!, The Rachel Maddow Show and numerous NPR stations. His work has been mentioned by The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time magazine and many other state and national publications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Forrest is a native of Wimberley, Texas.  Other than filing voluminous open records requests, he enjoys fishing, kayaking, gardening and beer-league softball.

You can follow Forrest on Twitter. The Observer is on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter 

About the Texas Observer:

 Sharp reporting on Texas news, politics and culture since 1954, The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan.

In the past five years, the Observer has broken some of the biggest stories in Texas.  The Observer’s reporting is often picked up by the national media, including: the New York Times, the Washington Post, “60 Minutes,” “20/20,” “Frontline,” Mother Jones, The Nation, TIME, NPR and ABC News and Harper’s. The Observer’s many awards include an Emmy and a National Magazine Award in 2015.

Observer reporting has prompted investigations and hearings in the U.S. Congress and the Texas Legislature and led to the exonerations of several wrongly convicted Texans. For 60 plus years, the Observer has employed some of the best writers and journalists in Texas, including — Ronnie Dugger, Billy Lee Brammer, Willie Morris, Molly Ivins, Jim Hightower, Lou Dubose, Nate Blakeslee and Jake Bernstein.