Fernando Ortiz | KERA News

Fernando Ortiz

Ortiz 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, wire editor, a book/arts critic and blogger and a member of the Caller-Times editorial board. 

Fernando has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, both in U.S. history. Before joining Texas Public Radio, he taught U.S. history at Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, UTSA and Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

The last Democratic presidential candidate from Texas — and the only Latino — has stepped off the political field, nearly one year since the former secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development and San Antonio mayor first entered the race.