I’m a politics reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, where I cover the 2020 election and all things Texas politics. I previously covered tech for the Statesman and reported on the city’s startup scene along with companies like Dell Technologies, the area’s largest public employer.

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After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, I spent a year reporting for the Dallas Morning News. First, as an intern in Dallas and then as a Washington, D.C., reporting fellow.

My work has been featured in the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Texas Tribune, Austin American-Statesman and more.

Much of my focus as a journalist has been on politics and enterprise reporting. Before covering Texas’ congressional delegation in D.C., I reported on two state legislative sessions from Hearst’s Austin bureau.

I also spent five months contributing to the Texas Tribune’s Bordering on Insecurity project. My stories on border corruption and immigration in 2016 won a national Society of Professional Journalist’s award. During the summer of 2016, I was an investigative reporter for News21 a national investigative journalism project housed at Arizona State University. The “Voting Wars” project won several awards, including an EPPY, Edward R. Murrow, and an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.

My inbox is always open. Reach out to me on social media or send me an email at ncobler@statesman.com.

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