Isaac Windes - Reporter 

Isaac Windes is an experienced education reporter in Texas currently writing for the nonprofit San Antonio Report. He has reported on education in the state since 2019, starting at the Beaumont Enterprise and Hearst Newspapers and later writing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where he was part of the Crossroads Lab, an editorial initiative to explore under-covered topics critical to the future of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

He has a proven track record of drawing in audience and subscribers, bringing attention to systemic problems and reporting through solutions.

In addition to features, enterprise reporting and daily content on a variety of key K-12 topics, Windes has appeared on television and hosted panels on topics related to the education skills gap and early childhood education.  

On this website, you can find a sampling of work Windes has written spanning his professional career as well as his time at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where he received a degree in journalism, a minor in political science and a certificate in international studies.

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.

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. 

Windes 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.