Ed TimmsExecutive Editor
Ed Timms is KERA’s executive editor. He has led investigative teams on award-winning projects, supervised multi-platform operations, personnel and budget for an online and print news operation in the nation's capital and helped beginning journalists develop their skills.
Timms supervised coverage of Congress, the White House and federal agencies in Washington, D.C., as the deputy editor and later as the editor and vice president of Roll Call during a remarkably tumultuous time in U.S. politics. He is a former city editor of The Dallas Morning News.
His investigative reporting and computer-assisted analyses have uncovered widespread misconduct and questionable practices in local government, federal agencies, the military and the judicial system. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall cited his research when Batson v. Kentucky changed the way juries are chosen.
Timms has reported on conflict or its aftermath from Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, the Palestinian Territories, Angola, the Balkans, Haiti and Zaire. And he's covered many major news events in the United States.
Watkins was praised nationally for freeing wrongfully convicted prisoners but also was known for a controversial tenure as Dallas County's district attorney.
The Dallas County District Attorney's Office has established a protocol for defense attorneys whose cases may be affected by deletion of Dallas Police Department body-worn camera videos.
A woman killed after returning from a trip to Colorado to get an abortion had told Dallas police officers — weeks earlier — that her boyfriend repeatedly had attacked her.
A KERA analysis found that more than 400 men, women and children in three North Texas counties perished in gun-related incidents during the first six months of 2022.
The one overriding message for candidates, voters and the idly curious in North Texas after a primary elections? Don’t stay up for the results. Counting votes continued well into the night and Wednesday morning.