Isaac Windes - Reporter 

Isaac Windes is the education reporter for the San Antonio Report, where he focuses on K-12 as well as early childhood and higher education. 

From June of 2021 until Jan. 2023 he was a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Crossroads Lab, an editorial initiative to explore under-covered topics critical to the future of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. 

There, he covered issues related to Early Childhood Education, including inequities in access to childcare and efforts to increase literacy scores in the Fort Worth Independent School district. 

On this website, you can find a sampling of work Windes has written spanning his time in college at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and his professional career, which started at the Beaumont Enterprise in Southeast Texas.  

To find a portfolio of all published work, visit

The portfolio covers a range of topics, from sustainability journalism reported from the Arizona PBS bureau in Washington D.C., to political reporting on the 2016 election reported for ASU's student newspaper The State Press and education reporting at the Beaumont Enterprise in Southeast Texas. 

After graduating Windes was selected as the Arizona Republic Don Bolles fellow for Investigative Journalism. He spent 6 months reporting on natural disaster response and recovery in America, producing several articles and aiding in the production of three episodes of a docuseries for the Carnegie Knight News 21 reporting initiative. The project won numerous awards, including the Investigative Reporters and Editors Collegiate Investigative Journalism award, the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the Online Journalism Association Pro-Am Student Award, the Editor and Publisher Eppy Award and second place in the BEA Festival of the arts. 

He also worked as a runner for CNN in Philadelphia during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, a fellow for the ideas journalism magazine Zocalo Public Square in Los Angeles and a reporter for ASU's office of Strategic and Media Communications in Tempe, Arizona.  

Windes spent summers in college studying and reporting abroad in countries such as Israel, Greece, and the United Kingdom.

His reporting has focused on a range of topics including how extremist ideologies are impacting American politics, water policy in the American Southwest and discipline problems in schools across Texas.