John Tedesco joined the Houston Chronicle’s investigations team in January 2019 after spending 20 years digging up stories in Texas as an investigative reporter.
John previously worked at the Chronicle’s sister paper, the San Antonio Express-News, where he wrote about the worst hot-air balloon crash in U.S. history near Lockhart, Texas, and the environmental toll of widespread natural-gas flares in the Eagle Ford Shale.
John was one of the reporters in a joint investigation by the Chronicle and the Express-News that revealed how 700 people – most of them children – had been sexually abused by pastors, employees and volunteers in Southern Baptist churches. The newspapers’ series, Abuse of Faith, sparked nationwide calls for reform.
Some of John’s best stories started with a basic news tip from someone like you who had important information to share. Every method to get in touch with him can be found on this page or John’s website.