Jen Reel

Jen Reel
Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Editor, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She received a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was co-chair for the student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the Peruvian-American Medical Society and has been published in Utne Reader magazine, the Village Voice and Pitchfork Music.
  • Latricia Jones' son Dre'vyon needs daily breathing treatments to relieve his chronic asthma

    Life On the Fence Line

    Suffering from chronic illnesses and cancer, Corpus Christi residents can't afford to relocate. Full Story

  • Drilling for Water

    John Ebert owns and operates Harvey’s Water Wells, a well drilling and water pump servicing company in Brenham. Ebert’s father started the company in […] Full Story

  • Mary Kelleher’s Fort Worth home is 65 feet from an off-the-books gas pipeline.

    The People vs. The Pipeline

    As the North Texas gas-drilling frenzy continues, residents fight for the truth--and brace for the worst. Full Story