Annette Nevins

Journalism

Adjunct Lecturer

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Annette Bernhard Nevins is an award-winning journalist who specializes in breaking news and features. She has held reporting positions at several Texas newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, the Austin American-Statesman and the San Antonio Express-News, and she was the Life Section editor at the Temple Daily Telegram. Her work as an independent journalist has also appeared on the news websites of D Magazine and Texas Highways.

In addition, Nevins is a special contributor for The Washington Post, where she helped cover the recent presidential election and the protests that followed in Texas. She also reported on protests surrounding the Amber Guyger trial and impeachment rallies in Dallas. Her reporting on the Collin County resident responsible for the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart was part of a package of stories that earned The Washington Post the title of Pulitzer Finalist for breaking news in 2020.

Nevins has taught journalism classes for about seven years at the University of North Texas, where she received her master’s degree in journalism. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio.

When she is not teaching or writing, Nevins can be found with a hammer in her hand as she and her husband and three grown children volunteer to build affordable homes and communities with Collin County Habitat for Humanity.

Annette Nevins