Victoria Advocate editor/publisher laid off due to financial reasons

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Advocate, owned by M. Roberts Media, has laid off their editor/ publisher Chris Cobler. Cobler wrote in a social media post, “For financial reasons intensified by the pandemic, the Victoria Advocate has eliminated my position.”

He has worked in Victoria for 13 years and has been a journalist for close to 40 years. Also in his Facebook post, he expressed his gratitude to the community.

The entire post is below:


Chris Cobler laid off

Chris Cobler

Former editor/publisher of the Victoria Advocate. Source: