screen-shot-2016-09-18-at-4-52-57-pmLydia DePillis is a reporter at the Houston Chronicle covering the Texas economy. Previously, she was a reporter at the Washington Post focusing on a broad range of business issues, a staff writer at The New Republicand real estate columnist at the Washington City Paper, where she authored its award-winning Housing Complex blog.

DePillis is a native of Seattle, Washington and attended Columbia College in New York City, where she spent most of her time blogging. In between and immediately after, she interned for Real Change News, Greenwire, the New York Observer, and Slate magazine.

She can be reached at

Photo by Reed Young.

  1. Mark Eckenwiler said:

    We’ll miss you here in DC.

  2. keith said:

    Sad to see you leave, I truly enjoyed your work at the City Paper.

  3. Hello Lydia,

    My name is Beau and I’m trying to help my friend in the Au Pair program. I just read an article you wrote on The Washington Post, here , and was wondering what the end result was for Johana Beltran. Our friend is unwillingly being sent home as her host family “does not think she fits well”; they really just don’t like that she has American friends and isn’t there after “work hours” to clean and cook for the family. We are trying to help her stay here and find alternatives for her J1 visa. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so much!

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