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.

Ways to Connect

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Sheriff’s deputies will go from an annual 24 hours to 40 hours of training under a new directive from Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar. Additional hours will focus on many subjects, including community policing.

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When 12 migrants were found inside a trailer at 1600 Splashtown Dr. the afternoon of Dec. 23, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus released them into the care of Catholic Charities, a group affiliated with the Archdiocese of San Antonio, instead of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Crime in San Antonio was down in 2017 after a record year, according to data released by the San Antonio Police Department. The drop is credited to a multi-agency task force created to tackle violent crime.

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Pride Center San Antonio is getting a new permanent location north of downtown, just a few blocks away from city’s LGBT businesses and bars on North Main Avenue.


White House

Julian Castro is launching his own political action committee called Opportunity First. The former San Antonio mayor and secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama says the PAC's focus will be mainly to get more young people and progressives into public office.