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Molly Evans

Assistant Producer of Digital News

Molly Evans is the Assistant Producer of Digital News at KERA. She produces, edits and curates news content on KERANews.org. She also writes The High Five and maintains the Twitter feed for KERA News. Molly previously served as Digital Coordinator, maintaining KERA’s websites and various digital platforms as well as designing graphics, participating in digital projects and site builds and offering technical assistance to the staff. She has worked at KERA since January 2015.

Before KERA, Molly interned with This Land Press in Tulsa, TulsaPeople magazine, World Literature Today magazine in Norman and the Oklahoma Gazette in Oklahoma City, where she also freelanced. She also wrote and edited for The Oklahoma Daily, the award-winning student newspaper at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Molly graduated from OU with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish in December 2014. She was awarded Outstanding Senior in Journalism from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Molly is a native of Tulsa, Okla. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW shelters participating in national adoption event; UNT picks NASA administrator to lead system; dinner in Denton with a view; and more.

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Lesa Roe, a leader at NASA, has been selected as the next chancellor for the University of North Texas System.

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On Monday, millions of people across the United States will have the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse. It's the first of its kind in 99 years.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas is building thousands of new homes; an SMU grad is interim White House communications director; three words: state fair food; and more.

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The competition's heating up: Ten finalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced by the State Fair of Texas Wednesday morning.

Oreo Beer — an item some thought would be just crazy enough to eat (or drink?) — didn't make the cut. But, the even more perplexing Fat Smooth sailed through the semifinals. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: How Dallas traffic compares with major cities; Rawlings wants task force on Confederate statues; more Dallas and Fort Worth schools meet state education standards; and more.

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More Dallas and Fort Worth schools met the state’s education standards this year than last year, according to 2017 accountability ratings released Tuesday by the Texas Education Agency.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth City Council may take SB4 vote; Texas A&M cancels white nationalist event on campus; take a driverless shuttle to the Cowboys game; and more.

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Irving-based Fluor Enterprises and the Lane Construction Corp. have been chosen to design and build a proposed high-speed rail between North Texas and Houston, developer Texas Central Partners announced Monday.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton ISD administrator under fire for kid’s book; white nationalist rally planned for Sept. 11; meet the eye behind iconic Dallas skyline photos; and more.

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Friends of the Dallas Public Library, a nonprofit organization that advocates for and supports the library, is hosting a summer book sale this weekend at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library downtown.

About 40,000 print and audio books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale, and all proceeds benefit the 29 branches of the city's library system.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Globe Life Park gets graded on food safety; Dallas’ bond package swells to over $1 billion; the deadliest highways in Texas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: John Peter Smith Hospital under fire for fast food; the Trinity Parkway is dead; Fort Worth mariachi band wins big; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: “Back to the Future II” referenced in special session; “Wonder Woman” battle with Alamo Drafthouse ends; a fruit and veggie garden at the Dallas Arboretum; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas ranks poorly in health care in new study; Dallas Morning News loses its food critic; check out the average family income at SMU; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Border wall plans threaten Texas wildlife refuge; a former governor of Texas has died; another concert hall in Deep Ellum gets a second life; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas has three new bike-sharing companies in the mix, but just one is local; Texas consumes the most energy in the U.S.; preview the Women Texas Film Festival; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Abbott asks SMU to reinstate original location for 9/11 display; Fort Worthian missing at Grand Canyon; Dallas’ first Latino stage company needs a new leader; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The calf seen ‘round the World Wide Web; retired teachers could get an insurance break; Exxon Mobil is being sued by its employees; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Campus carry takes effect at community colleges today; what Sam Shepard’s work meant to the Undermain; Richard Linklater talks future films; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Beltre gets his 3,000th career hit; Farmers Branch wants to legalize backyard chickens; check out this zine made by Vickery Meadow girls; and more.

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The State Fair of Texas Friday morning released its list of 30 semifinalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lowest Greenville wants to cool down Dallas; radio made Dan Patrick successful; the story of the man and his chicken on the Katy Trail; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Russians fool Rick Perry; DACA protesters block streets in Austin; Denton’s new radio station hits the airwaves; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Mack Beggs joins fight against “bathroom bill”; Dallas has a new police chief; that Spiral Diner pie in “A Ghost Story”; and more.

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Renee Hall will be the first female chief of the Dallas Police Department.

Hall is the permanent replacement for Chief David Brown. He retired in October after leading the department and the city through the aftermath of the July 7 ambush that left five officers dead.

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A fired Balch Springs police officer says in a court filing that his actions were justifiable when he fired into a moving car carrying five black teenagers, killing a 15-year-old boy.

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Eating a ripe, juicy peach -- from a fruit stand along a country road or from a farmer's market or inside a grocery store -- is a summertime ritual for many Texans. 

While we can get peaches and most produce all year round, the best chance to eat homegrown fruits and vegetables at their peak is knowing their typical season. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Local mayors want to have a word with Gov. Abbott; why Roy Oliver’s indictment is rare; a brief history lesson on “RoboCop”; and more.

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“RoboCop” is returning to Dallas.

 

The 1987 sci-fi classic about a cyborg cop cleaning up the crime-ridden city of New Detroit was shot largely in Dallas and stars an alum of North Texas State (now the University of North Texas).

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