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glueck-headshotKatie Glueck

Katie Glueck is a senior political correspondent at McClatchy DC, where she is currently covering the 2018 midterm contests and the beginning of the 2020 presidential campaign. Previously, she was a reporter at POLITICO, where she covered the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections--the latter as a Ted Cruz beat reporter-- as well as the 2014 midterms. Her work has also appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian magazine and the Austin American-Statesman. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and is a native of Kansas City.


carlos-sanchezCarlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez is a 35-year veteran of the news industry and currently serves as the Politics & News Editor for Texas Monthly magazine. He has also served as executive editor for the (McAllen) Monitor as well as the Waco Tribune-Herald. Sanchez began his career with the (Fort Collins) Coloradoan newspaper and in short order worked as a reporter for the El Paso Herald-Post and the Austin American-Statesman before becoming a staff writer for The Washington Post. He returned to Texas in 1994, working for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram before entering management by returning to the Austin American-Statesman, where he helped direct coverage of the presidential election of George W. Bush for the Cox newspaper chain. Sanchez joined Texas Monthly in March of this year. He is married to Sandra Sanchez and is the father of three children and three dogs.


wright_headshotLawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He is a graduate of Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the American University in Cairo, where he taught English and received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics in 1969. Upon his return to the U.S. in 1971, Wright began his writing career at the Race Relations Reporter in Nashville, Tennessee. Two years later, he went to work for Southern Voices, a publication of the Southern Regional Council in Atlanta, Georgia, and began to freelance for various national magazines. In 1980, Wright returned to Texas to work for Texas Monthly. He also became a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. In December 1992, he joined the staff of The New Yorker, where he has published a number of prize-winning articles, including two National Magazine Awards.

Wright is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Society of American Historians. He also serves as the keyboard player in the Austin-based blues band, WhoDo.