About me

Alejandro Serrano is general assignment reporter at the Texas Tribune. Since joining the Tribune in September 2022, he has helped investigate the Robb Elementary school shooting response in Uvalde and written about an assortment of government entities and statewide issues ranging from guns and violence in Texas to voter fraud prosecutions.

Previously he wrote about education for the Houston Chronicle, where he covered the Houston school system as its first permanent superintendent in years tried to stave off a state takeover in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. During his time on the ed beat, he also revealed with a colleague how a wave of book banning efforts sweeping schools across Texas were largely coming from political officials, not parents. He joined the newspaper as a general assignment reporter through the Hearst Journalism Fellowship, contributing to its chronicling of the COVID-19 pandemic, record early voting before the 2020 presidential election, the 2021 winter storm and the 2021 Astroworld Festival disaster.

His time at the Houston Chronicle was preceded by a year as a breaking news reporter at The San Francisco Chronicle, where he contributed to the paper's coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, killing of a Federal Protective Service guard during a demonstration in Oakland, Kincade Fire and PG&E power shut-offs. He has reported throughout the United States for several newspapers and from Cuba.