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Fernando Ortiz Jr.

Managing Editor

(210) 614-8977 x405

Ortiz supervises day-to-day operations of TPR’s newsroom and TPR.org, with a primary focus on San Antonio metro news.

He was a print and online news editor at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the San Antonio Express-News from 1999 to 2010. He was also a news page designer, a wire editor, a book critic and a member of the Caller-Times editorial board. 

Before joining Texas Public Radio in 2017, he taught U.S. history at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Ortiz has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from UTSA, both in U.S. history.