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Benjamin Wermund

Benjamin Wermund covers higher education for the Houston Chronicle, reporting on universities and colleges in Southeast Texas and across the state. Before coming to Houston, Ben covered K-12 education in Austin and 13 other Central Texas districts for the Austin American-Statesman, where he had been a reporter since Sept. 2011. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas, and a stringer for Thomson Reuters. A Leander native, he graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was managing editor of The Daily Texan.