Jodie Sinclair has more than two decades of experience in public affairs and broadcast news with professional media, non-profits and city and state agencies.  She is the co-author of “A Life in The Balance” The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story” and Capital Punishment: An Indictment by A Death Row Survivor.”


Professional Recognition:

Public Relations Society of America, Award of Excellence, Joint Hurricane Housing Force, 2006

Texas Association of Broadcasters, Bonner McLane Award for Public Service, 1992-1995

Anson Jones Award for medical reporting, Texas Medical Center, 1994

Texas Classroom Teacher Association Award for education reporting, 1993

Houston Mental Health Association Media Award, 1991

Honorable Mention ITVA Award for medical reporting, 1984

International Television Association Award, Houston Chapter, 1984

Community Involvement:

Houston ISD, Jack Yates High School, Magnet School of Communications

Safe Kids Greater Houston; Safe Kids San Antonio

Military Order of the Purple Heart, San Antonio

Partners in Education, Spring Branch ISD, and Houston ISD

Board Member, Joint City-County Commission on Children, Houston/Harris County

Child Abuses Prevention Network; Houston


Jodie was born in Houston, Texas in 1938, the eldest of 4 daughters. Her father was a Texas businessman, wildcatter, and oil deal maker. A cousin was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years. As a child, she lived in Houston, Mexico, and Europe. She speaks French and Spanish. She is married to a famous inmate writer who was finally freed in 2006 after 40 years in prison in Louisiana. She is the mother of three children by her first husband and the grandmother of three.  She lives in the Texas Hill Country.

Education: M.S., Journalism, 1985, Columbia University, New York City, New York

B.A., Communications, 1979, Magna Cum Laude, Loyola University of the South, New Orleans, Louisiana