Erin is the environment reporter for The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit and nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans about statewide public policy and politics. Her coverage is focused on environmental policy and how climate change affects Texans. She is based in Austin.
Previously, Erin was a business reporter at the Houston Chronicle from 2018-2020 where she covered the local economy, as well as labor, energy and environmental issues. Her reporting at the Chronicle sparked a public health study of legacy environmental contamination by the state’s health department, contributed to a company’s re-location out of a neighborhood where its operations would have put residents at risk, and exposed failings by Texas’ unemployment agency during the COVID-19 crisis.
Since joining the Tribune in 2020, she has reported on the impacts of climate change in Texas, the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, restrictions on abortion in Texas leading up to and following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the collapse of Texas’ power grid that led to widespread blackouts across the state. Her coverage of the Texas blackouts was recognized by the Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.
Erin graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2018 with majors in economics and journalism. She started her career as a business news intern for The Denver Post, her hometown newspaper, in 2017. Born in East Tennessee and raised in Colorado, Erin is at home in the mountain South and West. She enjoys paddling boats but lacks the patience to fly fish. She is not afraid of heights.