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People

  • Vice President, Arts

    Anne Bothwell leads the Art&Seek initiative, which is bringing more stories about arts and culture in North Texas to KERA radio, television and right here to the Web. She invites you – and all creative folks – to join the...

  • Reporter

    Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues. He’s won numerous awards over the years, with top honors from the Dallas...

  • Reporter

    BJ Austin has more than 25 years of broadcast journalism experience, anchoring and reporting in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Dallas. Along the way, she covered Atlanta City Hall, the Georgia Legislature and the corruption trials of...

  • Fort Worth Reporter

    Christopher Connelly is the first KERA radio/digital reporter based full time in Fort Worth. He specializes in criminal justice and politics, and his reporting regularly is picked up by national shows including Morning Edition, All Things...

  • Reporter

    Doualy Xaykaothao joined KERA News in December 2013 after a number of years covering breaking news from Asia for NPR News.

    Xaykaothao joined NPR in 1999 as a production assistant for Morning Edition and has since worked as an NPR...

  • Managing Editor

    Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department. He also oversees keranews.org, the station’s news website, and manages the station's

  • Director of Radio Operations

    Eric Bright is the Director of Radio Operations for KERA FM and KXT 91.7. His voice can be heard on various KERA FM and KXT productions and underwriting announcements, and occasionally on KERA TV.

    Eric has worked in both commercial and...

  • Digital Producer, Reporter

  • Art&Seek reporter, digital editor

  • Vice President for Radio

    Jeff Ramirez is Vice President for Radio at KERA. Ramirez, who joined the KERA staff in 2006, is responsible for directing the overall sound of both KERA 90.1 FM and KXT 91.7 FM, serving as executive producer of local programming and special...

  • Executive Producer and Host

    Jeff Whittington is executive producer for special projects and KERA's Think series, as well as host of Anything You Ever...

  • Senior Arts Reporter/Producer, Art&Seek

    Jerome Weeks is the Art&Seek producer-reporter for KERA. A professional critic for more than two decades, he was the book columnist for The Dallas Morning News for ten years and the paper’s theater critic for ten...

  • All Things Considered Host

    Justin Martin is KERA’s local host of All Things Considered, anchoring afternoon newscasts for KERA 90.1 & KXT 91.7. Justin is also responsible for editing and publishing online news content for KERA, and can be heard in various...

  • Assistant Producer

  • Reporter/Host

    Lauren Silverman is the Health, Science & Technology reporter/blogger at KERA News. She is also the primary backup host for KERA’s Think and the statewide newsmagazine Texas Standard. In 2016, Lauren was...

  • Host and Commentator

    Lee Cullum is host of CEO, KERA’s original monthly series of interviews with North Texas business leaders that airs on KERA television and radio. She is also a commentator for Morning Edition on KERA-FM and contributes columns...

  • Associate Producer

    Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think. 

    She came to KERA 90.1 with an interest in telling stories about how the arts can influence social change and community development. She wrote for outlets like the Dallas...

  • President & CEO

    Since October of 2005, Mary Anne Alhadeff has been President & CEO of North Texas Public Broadcasting, a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas through programming on KERA TV, KERA WORLD, KERA FM, KXT...

  • Assistant Producer of Digital News

  • Statewide Coordinating Editor

  • Vice President of News

    Rick Holter is KERA's vice president of news. He oversees news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News has won

  • Senior Editor and Morning Edition Host

    Sam Baker is KERA's senior editor and local host for Morning Edition. The native of Beaumont, Texas, also edits and produces radio commentaries and Vital Signs, a series that...

  • Associate Producer of Think

  • Former News Director/Reporter

    Shelley Kofler is a former KERA managing editor and news director who most recently served as Texas Public Radio’s news director. She moved from KERA to TPR in December 2014. Before moving to public radio, Shelley was Austin...

  • Adminstrative Producer, Reporter

  • Producer, Think and Anything You Ever Wanted To Know

    Stephen Becker produces the shows Think and Anything You Ever Wanted to Know. For five years, as part of the Art&Seek team, Stephen produced radio and digital stories, along with the podcast "The Big Screen," with Chris...

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer

    Sylvia Komatsu is executive vice president and chief content officer for KERA/KXT. She often tells people she “grew up” at KERA, beginning her career at the station in 1979 as a reporter for a nightly news analysis program. Over the next...