Vince Kong

Digital News Editor | Producer

Vince Kong comes to Texas Public Radio after working for about a decade in print, including stints in the Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.

Prior to relocating to Texas, Vince served as an editor for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and for the NPR affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Before that, he spent roughly seven years as a reporter at the Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico.

Vince has won numerous state and national awards, including from the Associated Press, Arizona Newspapers Association and the New Mexico Press Association. He was also part of the team at the Chicago Reporter that was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award for the "Juries and Justice" series, which examined the racial composition of juries in Cook County, and how the racial make-up of juries might affect verdicts.

Originally from Chicago, Vince graduated with a bachelor's degree in English/creative writing from the University of Montana.

Follow him on Twitter @teamvincek

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Texas voters will soon decide who appears on November's general election ballot.

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As the year draws to a close, the Texas Public Radio digital team is taking a look back at the most read — and listened to — stories of 2017. And overwhelmingly, through its clicks, our audience was interested in two subjects: Google Fiber and medical marijuana.


Updated throughout at 9:30 p.m.

A nonprofit organization created to run the San Antonio Symphony announced Wednesday it will no longer take over the troubled orchestra due to a potential multimillion dollar pension obligation.


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The 2018 midterm elections feature an open field of candidates in cases where a longstanding officeholder is retiring. It’s also an election in which former officeholders are running to get their old jobs back, with one race already heating up with barbs thrown between the candidates on social media.

So with the midterm elections less than a year away, here are some battles in the March 6 primaries worth noting for South Texas voters.

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Updated at 5 p.m.

Centro San Antonio CEO Pat DiGiovanni has resigned amid an embezzlement investigation, according to a news release.