Jessica Weaver

Assistant Director of Events

Jessica Weaver is the assistant director of events at The Texas Tribune, where she manages the Tribune’s portfolio of nearly 60 year-round events and the annual Texas Tribune Festival. She also works closely with the Tribune's newsroom and audience teams to craft an engagement strategy for live events and to support the Tribune's traditional reporting through live editorial events. Before joining the Tribune, Jessica helped establish a year-round educational events program and administer a federal Title VI grant at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and worked for the world-renowned music, technology and film festival, South by Southwest. A Houston, Texas native, Jessica graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in history.