Keri Blakinger is a journalist at the Houston Chronicle, where she reports breaking news as part of the Hearst Fellows program.

Previously, she worked the overnight breaking news desk at the New York Daily News after two years at the Ithaca Times.

Her writing has appeared in VICE, The Washington Post, Salon, Quartz, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Fix, and more.

To contact her directly, email keriblakinger[at]gmail[dot]com or follow her on Twitter @keribla.