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Courtney Collins

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Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.

At KERA, Courtney is lead reporter for the series “One Crisis Away,” about life on the financial edge. Courtney has won awards from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, Texas Medical Association, Houston Press Club and last year received the inaugural consumer financial reporting award presented by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the National Endowment for Financial Education. “One Crisis Away” was also recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association and National Endowment for Financial Education for excellence in personal finance reporting.

When she’s not at work, Courtney loves to read and play outdoors with her husband and wild toddler.

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Several family violence shelters across the DFW area are over capacity, and have been for weeks.

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Professors at the University of Texas at Arlington played a significant role in answering a decades old question, with major scientific implications.

Lakewood’s Fourth of July parade is a tradition that’s nearly 50 years old. While the East Dallas neighborhood is still working to repair major hail damage from the June 13th storms, residents took Independence Day off.

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Health Department officials worry a case of West Nile virus this early in the season could mean more to come. One survivor hopes citizens will take this threat seriously.

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There were 11 democrats vying for the Congressional District 33 nomination. Now the field has narrowed to two.

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In the race for U.S. Senate, almost all of the attention has been on the Republicans.  Four Democrats are also vying for their party’s nomination. 

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Starting Friday, Highland Park will join the ranks of other law enforcement agencies who tow the cars of drivers without a license or insurance.

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The Dallas Police Department says a smartphone app could make stolen goods a lot easier to recover.

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A new park system ranking puts Dallas and Fort Worth in the middle of the pack compared to other major cities. Dallas has more than average park space. The challenge is getting there.

Planned Parenthood is sharing new information of the merger of groups in Austin, Waco and North Texas. As KERA’s Courtney Collins explains, Planned Parenthood expects to come out even stronger.

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