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Keri Blakinger

Reporter for the Houston Chronicle
Blakinger covers prisons, criminal justice and death row at the Houston Chronicle. Before her career in journalism, she spent 21 months behind bars in upstate New York on drug-related charges. Previously, Blakinger worked at the New York Daily News and the Ithaca Times. She was also part of the Chronicle’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist team in 2017 for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Harvey.