About Erik Rodriguez
RODRIGUEZ, ERIK is an assistant metro editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a 250,000-circulation daily covering the western half of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, including the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas. Rodriguez, who has been at the newspaper since 2005, supervises six reporters in the paper’s downtown office responsible for covering area suburbs, social services and education. Rodriguez previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Austin American-Statesman, where he covered the police beat, suburbs, higher education and city hall before being promoted to oversee the paper’s Williamson County bureau in 2004. In Austin, Rodriguez was lead writer on Unequal Force, a four-part series examining disparities in the Austin Police Department’s use of force among whites and racial minorities. The series garnered several awards, including finalist consideration for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ community service award and Best of Cox Newspapers’ public service award in 2004. In his free time, Rodriguez enjoys reading and working with computers, and is the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo’s defending media celebrity goat-milking champion.
- Was accepted for Mar 25-30 2007 Multimedia Training.
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Content on this site written by Erik Rodriguez (includes contributory writing):
- Easy Rider
- How do you pursuade commuters to leave their cars at home? A Bay Area research project looks for the answer on two wheels.