Allison Wisk (@allisonwisk), an experienced political editor with an eye for accountability journalism and innovation, is joining The Times as California politics editor.
Wisk has held a variety of leadership roles at the Dallas Morning News, where she has worked for more than 10 years. As deputy political editor, she helps oversee state and national political coverage, working primarily with the News' State Capitol bureau in Austin. Before that, she led a team of 15 reporters and editors covering local communities.
At The Times, Wisk will lead a team of reporters covering politics and state government, help our newsroom pursue innovative storytelling and help build our new politics vertical.
Wisk started at the Morning News as an assistant editor and reporter but was soon promoted to section editor. She has led major projects, including a yearlong examination of how government agencies have complied – or not – with the state's public information laws. She has also helped coordinate Sunday and enterprise work.
In addition to her editing and leadership experience, Wisk has served on a committee working to move the Morning News' newsroom into the future.
A native of Dallas, Wisk attended the New School in New York and has a J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law.