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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: Dallas police have new tool: shame; another Texas congressman retires after sexual misconduct; how to help local families this Christmas; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ryland Ward’s family is asking for Christmas cards; Abbott launches investigation into sexual misconduct; robots and Shakespeare; and more.

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One thing is clear: The 2018 midterm elections in Texas will be lively. Democrats have pledged a full-frontal assault on statewide offices, which Republicans have controlled since 1994.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas officials respond to homelessness audit; more Texans could be uninsured; meet the Harvey evacuees making a new life in Dallas-Fort Worth; and more.

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Robots are assuming more and more roles in our daily lives. They can ask us about our day, play songs for us and, as one study from the University of Texas Arlington shows, can perform Shakespeare with us, too. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The winners of the Dallas marathon; who’s filed for 2018; how net neutrality reversal could hurt small Texas businesses; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The most popular dog names in D-FW are Max and Bella; the son of a former Texas governor is running for Abbott’s seat; origins of “tumping”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Al Green’s impeachment vote failed; Melania got Whataburger; Texans apparently prefer Pez this time of year; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Restoring water to Harvey-affected areas ; racist flyers were hung around SMU again; details about baby born from mother with uterus transplant; and more.

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Members of a white supremacist group posted banners and flyers around Southern Methodist University over the weekend.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bologna and the border; oil and gas activity is waking up “dead” earthquake fault lines; your new favorite Texas podcasts; and more.

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Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas announced it has delivered the first baby born in the United States to a mother who received a uterus transplant.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cite and release program begins in Dallas; Tillerson could be replaced; English is no longer the official language of Farmers Branch; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton smokers face new rules; thousands of American Airlines flights don’t have pilots; pour one out for “Christmas Cookies”; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Project Veritas founder to speak at SMU about investigative journalism; how much Texas has received and spent on Harvey recovery; the fate of CHIP; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Wind power’s growing in Texas; Fort Worth is the latest Texas city grappling with pension woes; banned books in Texas prisons; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 reaches a milestone; Texas woman sends nearly deadly package to Obama and Abbott; it’s been one of the hottest Novembers on record; and more.

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It’s always a good time to give back to the community. And the holiday season is no exception. Whether it’s your money or time, there are plenty of ways to donate to organizations that feed, clothe and help North Texans get back on their feet.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Heavy traffic can be avoided this holiday; an update on the border patrol agent’s death; Texas used to do Thanksgiving twice; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Leon Bridges does a Thanksgiving duet with Elmo on “Sesame Street”; Trinity Trails could expand to over 200 miles; Texas used to celebrate Thanksgiving twice; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Abbott disappointed with Harvey relief figure; DMA curator resigns; when will D-FW see its first freeze?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Cats and dogs in Dallas need homes; Cards Against Humanity says it bought a portion of border land to stop the wall; Christmas is saved; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The latest on the Dallas-Fort Worth rail project; Denton renames Robert E. Lee Elementary; Dallas City Manager reflects on his first nine months; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Why Dallas could land Amazon; sexual harassment is pervasive in the legislature; Dallas County assistant DA fired over an Uber rant; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 is accused of groping again; Jerry Jones’ is in hot water; Dallas considers parking meters to fight panhandling; and more.

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The same fault that produced the 4 magnitude earthquake in May 2015 in Johnson County — the strongest ever recorded in North Texas — could create an even larger one in the future, a recent study has found.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Special ed enrollment in Texas is up; there are new maps of Trump’s border wall; Wendy Davis’ filibuster is getting made into a movie; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: First Baptist to be torn down; voter turnout was unsurprisingly low; Bill Paxton tribute in Fort Worth; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Demonstrators to gather outside John Cornyn’s office; names of the Sutherland Springs victims released; a Dallas native’s coming back; and more.

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