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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Mark Langford Photography / COURTESY PHOTO

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio's Medical Center Friday to see how young cancer patients have benefited from an art therapy program.


Jerry Quijano / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio BCycle is changing its name to SWell Cycle after Steward Health Care System became the title sponsor of the San Antonio Bike Share system. The three-year sponsorship is something bike share organizers tried to secure for several years.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Early voting in Texas’ primary elections begins Feb. 20, and the Democratic candidates for governor are making their rounds across the state.


Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

About 103 pounds of soiled diapers are found in San Antonio’s recycling centers every hour. And every year, the city has to pay the recycling processor about $1.2 million in fees. But if the city gets below five pounds of diapers per hour, the processor will no longer charge that million dollar tab.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Lt. B. Fine / State Fire Marshal’s Office

A report by the State Fire Marshal’s office says the death of San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem last year was preventable. The 60 page document released Friday highlights actions taken by firefighters and commanding officers at the scene at the Ingram Square Shopping Center last year.


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