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Elizabeth Trovall

Senior Reporter


Elizabeth Trovall covers immigration and health care for Marketplace from Houston. Previously, she worked as The Houston Chronicle’s immigration reporter. Her coverage included the “Haitian Odyssey” series, which detailed the cross-continental journeys of Haitian migrants.

Elizabeth’s first journalism job was at Business News Americas in Santiago, Chile. A dedicated public radio nerd, she also worked and interned at NPR stations in Houston, Marfa and Austin, Texas, and Columbia, Missouri. Her reporting has earned recognition from the Headliners Foundation of Texas, Best of the West, NABJ, NASW and others. She was also a 2023 Livingston finalist.

Like any good Texan, Elizabeth is a fan of Selena, H-E-B and breakfast tacos.

Latest Stories (124)

Texans brace for high electric bills as temperatures rise

May 21, 2024
In Houston, the energy capital of the world, low prices are not a given. Experts would like to see more capacity and more conservation.
To manage her electricity bills, Robin Wright said she uses air conditioning sparingly. Many Texans are trying to adapt to summertime heat spikes.
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Bad weather, bad news for homeowners seeking insurance in Texas

May 21, 2024
More severe weather events means higher rates and more Texans forced into state insurance plans.
Over the last year, Anna Stafford with the Texas FAIR Plan Association has seen a nearly 32% increase in people turning to last-resort insurance policies. Above, storm damage in Houston on May 17.
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Primary home stock gets a boost as demand for second homes drops

May 13, 2024
Softer demand for second homes has led to greater inventory in some markets, but overall, the climate is still competitive for buyers.
In 2023, demand for vacation home mortgages fell 40%, according to Redfin. And there are signs things haven’t exactly picked up this year.
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Millions more Americans travel to bird-watch. Texas businesses are cashing in.

May 8, 2024
Up to 10,000 birders visit High Island each spring, boosting business for the small restaurants and motels near and along the coastal area.
Visitors watch for warblers and other migratory birds at the Boy Scout Woods bird sanctuary in High Island, Texas.
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Investors now get to see behind the scenes of newly public Reddit

May 7, 2024
Selling data to help train AI models is a big part of Reddit's plan to make money now that it's a public company.
Reddit went public on the New York Stock Exchange in March.
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Recent college grads see rise in unemployment

Apr 23, 2024
Unemployment jumped from 8.6% to 12.3% among 20-somethings with bachelor's degrees year over year, the BLS reported.
"This is the first sign of [the job market] not being as strong as I thought it was," said Patricia Anderson with Dartmouth.
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Salvadoran janitors fight for better wages, supporting families here and abroad

Apr 22, 2024
Immigrants from El Salvador clustered in major cities often work demanding, low-paying jobs that are hard to fill — like janitors.
Nuria Gomez de Gonzalez from El Salvador marches in downtown Houston for better wages and hours for local janitors like her.
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Yesterday's efficiency standards are saving you money today

Apr 17, 2024
Household appliances like refrigerators and washing machines would use a lot more energy if not for efficiency standards.
“A typical refrigerator today uses only one-fifth as much energy as a new refrigerator sold in the 1970s," says Andrew deLaski with the Appliance Standards Awareness Project.
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Texas' electric grid is feeling the strain, and it's not even that hot yet

Apr 16, 2024
A big part of the problem: Power plants usually go offline for maintenance in April.
April is annual maintenance time for Texas power plants, making it harder for the grid to handle a heat spike.
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Mentorship, education are seen as ways to tackle accountant shortage

Apr 12, 2024
​The industry is trying to reverse the decline in college students studying accounting with incentives like scholarships and mentoring.
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