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