Kinder Institute | March 8, 2016 Another reporter joins the growing blog.

Kinder Institute | March 8, 2016

We're excited to welcome Leah Binkovitz as a new staff writer for the Kinder Institute's Urban Edge blog.

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Binkovitz, who starts writing for us this month, comes to the Kinder Institute from the Houston Chronicle, where she covered Fort Bend County, widely considered one of the most diverse places in the country. At the Houston Chronicle, she covered the Sandra Bland case, investigated the disparate rates of discipline among black students in the county's school district, and examined questionable procedures in the DA's office.

She also penned the newspaper's popular "Sign Language" column, which explores Houston's people, culture, and history though the panoply of signage in front of stores, restaurants, and other venues across the region.

Before moving to Houston, Binkovitz reported for the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and Smithsonian magazine in Washington, D.C.

Binkovitz earned her bachelor's degree from University of California - Berkeley. She went on to earn her master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Binkovitz joins senior editor Ryan Holeywell and contributing writer Andrew Keatts in covering municipal issues affecting Houston and cities across the country for the Kinder Institute's Urban Edge.