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Jay Root

Investigative Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Root has been a senior political and investigative reporter for the Tribune since 2011. He is an award-winning journalist and author of “Oops! A Diary from the 2012 Campaign Trail,” an insider’s account of Rick Perry’s gaffe-filled run for president. Root’s latest investigative documentary, “Border Hustle,” was released in early 2019 and looks at migrants on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.