Mike Hixenbaugh

Mike Hixenbaugh is a nationally award-winning writer and investigative reporter based in Houston. He’s reported from France, Vietnam, Bahrain, Italy and aboard warships at sea.

He’s been listed among America’s best young journalists as a Livingston Awards finalist four out of the last five years, and in 2018, he was named the top newspaper reporter in Texas. That same year, his work covering Hurricane Harvey for the Houston Chronicle was part of a package of stories recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting.

His investigative work following a deadly Navy helicopter crash in 2014 — including a long-form narrative and TV segment that appeared on NBC News — led to the grounding of more than 150 helicopters and changes to improve safety. The reporting has since been adapted for a full-length documentary and an episode of Reveal.

His work has been co-published with NBC, ProPublica and The Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, where he completed a yearlong reporting fellowship.

Mike lives in Houston with his wife and four children.

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