Forrest Wilder

Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, is the editor of the Observer. Forrest has appeared on Democracy Now!, The Rachel Maddow Show and numerous NPR stations. His work has been mentioned by The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time magazine and many other state and national publications. Other than filing voluminous open records requests, Forrest enjoys fishing, kayaking, gardening and beer-league softball. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

By Forrest Wilder:


The Borderlands, So Far from Austin

by Forrest Wilder | Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 9:46 CST
Previous Texas Observer website

Introducing Our New Website

Recently, I spent a few sentimental minutes — thanks to the Internet Archive’s “Wayback Machine” — browsing the Observer’s website from the late ’90s. George W. Bush was still governor, and people unironically discussed the “The Information Superhighway,” which they … Read More

Columns, Forrest for the Trees

Reintroducing Myself

My commitment is to build on the Observer’s strengths—investigative reporting, fearless truth-telling and sophisticated cultural coverage—while investing more in digital journalism. Read More