Sam González Kelly

Sam González Kelly is a metro reporter at the Houston Chronicle, focusing on communities of color and issues most affecting historically marginalized people. Prior to this, Kelly spent two years on the breaking news desk of the Chicago Sun-Times, his hometown paper, covering everything from crime and weather to police violence and social justice movements, in addition to pitching and writing features on music, labor, education and sports. After graduating from Pomona College in 2018, where he majored in media studies and minored in music, Kelly reported on arts and culture in Chicago’s West Side for Free Spirit Media. He is a native Spanish speaker who enjoys reporting in Spanish, especially on stories where sources may otherwise be overlooked due to a perceived language barrier.

Houston Chronicle

The Houston Chronicle has served the greater Houston metropolitan area for nearly 120 years. The mission has been to tell the stories of a thriving business community, an innovative medical community and one of the most diverse population in the country. We serve more than 6 million people, about two-thirds of whom are people of color, with a large Latino community and are the largest news gathering operation in Texas.