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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There have been 2,300 flu deaths in Texas this season, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and that number is expected to climb.


While the 2017-2018 flu season is nearly half over, it doesn't show much sign of slowing down, and officials continue to encourage people to get a flu shot. The flu season typically runs from October to May.

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A small army of volunteers and community organizations attempted to count San Antonio's homeless population Thursday night. The process, known as the point-in-time count, is conducted in many communities throughout Texas and the nation.

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San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley will receive a $75,000 bonus after city council members met in executive session on Thursday and reviewed her 2017 performance.

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The University of Texas at San Antonio is providing a new office for undocumented students to learn what academic resources are available to them as they attend the school. It’s the first of its kind in Texas.

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A dockless bike sharing system could be coming to San Antonio as part of a pilot program between the city and San Antonio Bike Share, operator of San Antonio B-Cycle system.