Veteran Capitol reporter Harvey Kronberg began his career in Texas politics as a contract writer for the Quorum Report in 1989. The publication was founded in 1983 and is Texas’ oldest political insiders newsletter.
Over the years Kronberg established a reputation for analysis and a real world view of the backrooms of Texas politics and government. Former Lt. Gov. and Texas icon Bob Bullock called Kronberg “the Capitol’s most astute observer.”
In 1998, Kronberg bought Quorum Report, and within a matter of months, he pioneered online political publishing capturing national attention. What was once a biweekly publication was transformed into a political powerhouse, publishing breaking news in real time. In 2005, Texas Monthly declared Kronberg one of the 25 most powerful people in Texas politics.
Quorum Report continues as the leading subscription-based insider publication in the state.
Kronberg has been working with Spectrum News since six months after its inception. For more than a decade, his weekly “On the Agenda” segment has peered into the story underneath the stories that drive Texas political decision-making.
Kronberg jokingly describes himself as the Capitol press corps’ only “practicing capitalist.” Besides owning and operating the Quorum Report, Kronberg also publishes the Texas Energy Report. He and his wife also began Austin Flag and Flagpole in 1986. Austin Flag is the largest full service flag and flagpole company in Central Texas.
Kronberg graduated with Honors in Plan II and History at the University of Texas at Austin decades ago. A native of Houston, Kronberg attended Bellaire High School.
He serves on the boards of the Headliners Foundation, which provides scholarships for journalism students. In addition, Kronberg serves on the board of the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas.
A trained auctioneer, Kronberg also conducts three premier charity wine and food auctions a year: the Wine and Food Foundation, the Austin Lyric Opera and Heartgift.