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Krystina Martinez

Assistant Producer

Krystina Martinez is an assistant producer at KERA. She wakes up bright and early to produce local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also produces The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. 

Krystina first joined the station as a freelancer in 2013. She filled in as a KERA Newsroom producer, contributed stories, produced Ebola coverage and served as the local producer for StoryCorps’ North Texas visit in 2014. Prior to KERA, she interned at NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, D.C.

A North Texas native, Krystina is a graduate of West Texas A&M University. She's quick to explain that she's a Buff, not an Aggie. Say hello @ThisIsKrystina.

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A Senate confirmation hearing is underway for the former CEO of Irving-based Exxon Mobil. President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The 85th Texas Legislature convenes today in Austin.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A Dallas City Council committee this morning will get an update on the city’s loose dog problem – and it’s promising.  

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The black teenage girl at the center of the viral video of a McKinney pool party in 2015 has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, the police department, and a former police officer.

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Texas abortion providers face off against state officials in court today over a state rule requiring medical providers to bury or cremate fetal remains following a miscarriage or abortion.

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President-elect Donald Trump has a few vacancies left in his administration’s cabinet. For Secretary of Agriculture, he’s turning to Texas.

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Repairs are expected this morning on a broken water line in Mineral Wells that’s left many without running water.

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Fort Worth police are investigating an officer’s arrest of a woman and her two teenage daughters after the woman contacted police for help.

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A lot of people get praised for “leaving a mark” on a city, but Gail Thomas will be retiring from the Trinity Trust Foundation with fingerprints all over Dallas.

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More than 150,000 customers could end up paying more for health care if Blue Cross Blue Shield and Texas Health Resources can’t settle a contract dispute by Jan. 1.

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