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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Lynda Gonzalez / KUT

This story was updated 12:15 p.m.

On a field that’s normally the sight of Friday night football games, family members of Sutherland Springs shooting victims were embraced by music, and words of support from Vice President Mike Pence and Texas Governor Greg Abbott.


Joey Palacios / TPR News

Updated 8 p.m. Nov. 12

The residents of Sutherland Springs are trying to mend wounds after dozens of people were killed or injured Sunday in the largest mass shooting in Texas history.


David Martin Davies / TPR News

Updated at 2 p.m. Tuesday

According to authorities, the autopsy of Texas shooter, Devin Kelley, has found that he was struck by three bullets before he died – two from an “armed civilian,” in the leg and torso, and one in the head, which is consistent with being self-inflicted.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Airport is getting new daily non-stop routes to Oakland, California,  Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a new direct flight to Washington D.C.’s Reagan International Airport through Southwest Airlines. City officials say it’s part of a plan to increase the airport’s reach.

Updated at 5:37 p.m. with a statement from San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg

The San Antonio Police Department detective accused of mishandling 130 special victims unit cases has been fired.

In a statement from City Manager Sheryl Sculley, she said Detective Kenneth Valdez was given due process following state and federal law.

The city revealed the mishandling of the cases last week, saying Valdez was responsible for not following through with these cases.

She has promised the city attorney’s office will review each case.