Joey Palacios

News Reporter

Born and raised in San Antonio, Joey joined the Texas Public Radio newsroom in October of 2011. Joey graduated from Roosevelt High School and obtained an A.A.S in Radio-Television-Broadcasting from San Antonio College in 2010.

Joey started his broadcasting career  in 2007 at KSYM-90.1 FM as a DJ and later became Program Director of the station. After graduation, he interned at  KTSA-550 AM and was hired as a reporter covering elections, breaking news, and the 2011 legislative session.

For TPR, Joey covers a variety of general assignments including: breaking news, local school districts, higher education, police, fire, capital improvement, non-profits, health care, community issues and local politics. Joey has also had several stories aired on NPR national newscasts.

When not working, Joey enjoys biking, hiking, cooking, and socializing.

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James Matthew Bradley Jr., the 61-year-old driver involved in a fatal human smuggling incident at a Walmart on the Southwest side of San Antonio last year, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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State Senator Carlos Uresti is no longer allowed to practice law in Texas. The convicted democratic San Antonio senator surrendered his law license instead of facing disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas.

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Updated 4/12

The San Antonio Professional Firefighter’s Association said Wednesday it has collected enough signatures to trigger a city charter amendment election.

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After a tournament filled with upsets and busted brackets, this season’s NCAA tournament will end like it has in many other years — with the usual suspects playing for the national title.

No. 3 Michigan will take on No. 1 Villanova on Monday in the Alamodome. 

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Fiesta 2018 is just three weeks away. At that time, you can expect the return of Fiesta events, flamboyantly dressed royalty, and all-day festivals to make their triumphant return to San Antonio on April 19. But it takes a small army of non-profits to bring Fiesta to life.