Articles highlighting my team's work

Here are the top stories from our data visuals team in 2023 Top stories from our data visuals team in 2021
Celebrating our open data partners at with The Texas Tribune T-Squared: Introducing our new salaries explorer
T-Squared: We’re sunsetting our COVID-19 data tracker

My coding portfolio

Texas Tribune's government salaries explorer Texas Tribune: Puzzling Shapes Texas Tribune: How to know if you’re spending too much on housing in Texas
Texas Tribune's coronavirus data tracker Texas Tribune: Dangerous Deliveries Texas Tribune: COVID Deaths in Texas
Texas Tribune: Ahead of 2020 census, Texans are becoming even harder to count Texas Tribune: Texas police can seize money and property with little transparency. So we got the data ourselves. Texas Tribune: Lock the vote

About Me


Chris Essig

I have almost 15 years experience working in newsrooms, helping audiences understand important stories by telling them in compelling ways. Earlier in my career, I wrote news articles as a beat reporter, shot and edited video, maintained social media accounts and updated news sites, before shifting my focus to web development and data journalism.

Between 2011 and 2022, I was a newsroom developer, which combined my passion for analyzing data and telling stories for the benefit of the public. Since 2017, I have worked at the Texas Tribune where our mission is to keep public officials accountable.

In 2021, I took on the role of Deputy Data Visuals Editor at Tribune and was later promoted to editor of the team. In this role, I manage several fantastic data journalists by giving them editorial guidance, copy editing their work, helping with technical issues, collaborating with others in the newsroom and more.






Data analysis


Web development




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