Jeff Whittington

Executive Producer and Host

Jeff Whittington is executive producer for special projects and KERA's Think series and host of Anything You Ever Wanted to Know on KERA 90.1. He also created and launched the KXT Live Sessions series for KXT 91.7. Formerly producer of The Glenn Mitchell Show, Whittington began his career at KERA as an events planner and fundraising producer before joining the content production team in 2004.

Jeff's work at KERA has been honored with five consecutive Dallas Bar Association Philbin Awards for Excellence in Legal Reporting, three Best of Dallas Awards from the Dallas Observer, a Best of Big D Award from D Magazine, a Public Radio News Directors Award, a Texas AP Broadcaster Award, and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Since 2009, Jeff has moderated the State of the Arts conversation series at the Dallas Museum of Art. He has served on the Press Club of Dallas Board of Directors and is a 2009 alumnus of the FBI Dallas Citizens Academy.

A graduate of the University of North Texas, Jeff is also a rock musician and songwriter and spent several years after college performing and touring with his band Adam's Farm. Jeff appeared in the 2006 world premiere of Waiting for a Train: The Life and Songs of Jimmie Rodgers at the Undermain Theatre in Dallas and in July, 2013, released Whittington - a solo album produced by Grammy Award-winner Stuart Sikes.

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A new study shows 38 million Americans are renting apartments and homes. In Dallas, the home ownership rate is significantly below the national average.


70-year-old Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died in Switzerland earlier this week. He was a few months away from releasing his new studio album, Step Back.  KERA’s executive producer Jeff Whittington talked about Winter’s career with writer Joe Nick Patoski.

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Rockwall’s Ralph Hall is, at 91, the oldest member ever of the U.S. House. He faces the toughest challenge of his 34-year congressional career Tuesday against former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe. Hall says he’s running on his record of experience and success.