Best Local Politics Blogger

Wells Dunbar, 'Austin Chronicle' Newsdesk

When Wells Dunbar signed on a few years ago, it was with the understanding that he would help the Chronicle navigate hipster cyberspace, from his own special perspective. As our readers have recognized, he’s doing that and more, not only with his on-the-spot City Hall reporting but his creation (with producer Michael Bartnett) of City Hall Hustle, the vlog of city politics, policy, personalities, and the perennial campaign grind. Notably, this year’s work on the Hustle for Mayor provided the most in-depth campaign and interview reports of any local media, while at the Newsdesk (along with news writers Richard Whittaker, Lee Nichols, Jordan Smith, et al.) Wells provided breaking updates and acerbic commentary on events all around town, and beyond. We think Wells brings an acute nose for news and an original, thoughtful, refreshing voice to reporting and writing. We’re very glad our readers agree.

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