The Texas Signal is a progressive, fact-based media company. Our mission is to build a media ecosystem in Texas to help get the progressive message out and challenge right-wing Republicans. Think of us a megaphone to finally counterbalance right-wing conservatives who have successfully built their own media empire in the Lone Star State.

Our political news and opinion is edgy but fact-based across all of our products, including this site, our political newsletter, podcasts, and events. We also ensure the content is digitally delivered to key communities across Texas.

For breaking news, confidential tips, and daily pitches, get in touch with us at William@texassignal.com. We’d love to hear from you. Texas is massive and a ton of stuff isn’t getting covered. 

Staff

David Lee, President

David focuses on strategic partnerships and business growth for the Signal. (Lee, who is currently Texas political advisor for Mike Bloomberg, is not involved in editorial decisions, which includes story selection and coverage.) Previously, he was a policy advisor to Beto O’Rourke during his Texas senate campaign. David graduated from Georgetown University majoring in government and political theory, and received a masters degree in international political economy from Stanford University. David is on the board of Chicken and Egg Pictures, To Educate All Children, Victory Fund, and is a member of the Philanthropy Workshop. 

Kevin Nix, Co-founder

Kevin has served as a senior communications director and advisor to high-profile non-profit organizations, national progressive advocacy campaigns, and Democratic candidates. A native Texan, Nix spent 12 years in Washington, D.C. He has an B.A. from Tulane and M.A. from Johns Hopkins.

Fernando Ramirez, Political Reporter and Editor

Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle covering politics, breaking news, and climate change. He previously interned at Houston’s NPR station, News 88.7, where he reported on a wide range of stories in the Houston metropolitan area. Before journalism, Ramirez briefly worked as a technical writer and as a comedy writer for Cracked.com. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media.

Sarah Taqvi, Podcast/Video Producer

Sarah is a recent graduate of the Jack Valenti School of Communications at the University of Houston. She was the producer of the Valenti School’s “Press Play” podcast.

William Kim, Editorial Assistant

William studied History and Political Science at Colorado College, where he was the Opinion editor of the student newspaper. In Colorado, William campaigned for Hillary Clinton and Michael Bennet in the 2016 election. He has worked at a geopolitical consulting firm.