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Trent Seibert
Trent Seibert is the editor and a founder of Texas Watchdog.

He is an award-winning editor and reporter, who has previously worked The Denver Post, The (Nashville) Tennessean and WKRN-TV. Trent is also teacher of journalism skills, and has shown hundreds of reporters and citizen-journalists how to use public records, databases and journalism tools to keep a watchful eye on their own local government.

Lee Ann O’Neal
Lee Ann O’Neal is the administrative contact for Texas Watchdog.

E-mail: leeann@texaswatchdog.org.

Lee Ann helped launch Texas Watchdog in 2008. She oversaw award-winning investigations into the federal stimulus, voter fraud and cronyism in special government districts.

She previously served as the First Amendment and government editor for the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, with responsibility for the government team and production of the Sunday paper, and as a reporter at the Tennessean in Nashville, where she covered City Hall, growth and development, and crime in a Metro area of 1.6 million people.

Lee Ann has been named a 2013 Kiplinger Fellow at The Ohio State University.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Texas Watchdog alums include: Former Dallas Morning News and Washington Times scribe Steve Miller, former Austin American-Statesman reporter Mark Lisheron, former Nashville Tennessean editor Jennifer Peebles (also a Texas Watchdog founder), the Society of Professional Journalist’s Generation J Committee Chair Lynn Walsh and former Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Mike Cronin.

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