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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. Tap her shoulder — @mkatevans — or send her a note, mevans@kera.org.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 is back in the hospital; Greg Abbott supports bathroom bill; Bernie Sanders will be in Grand Prairie Thursday; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Another study forecasts financial woes if bathroom bill passes; 11 Dallas schools are losing their librarians; what if Texans could buy cars directly from Tesla?; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas shelter funds homeless senior’s trip to Sierra Leone; Texans demand Trump’s tax returns; Houston school district to review its special ed department; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dozens of dog bite claims were filed in Texas last year; H-E-B is now the biggest private employer in the state; George W. Bush talks foreign aid and national security; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Have your Texas members of Congress held a town hall this year?; Dallas Stars have their new coach; Texans concerned over Kelcy Warren’s role in state parks and wildlife; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ken Paxton’s trial moves to Harris County; Tony Romo warms the bench for the Mavericks; there’s possibly $22 million in store for Dallas arts; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: rare Bonnie and Clyde items are for sale; Torchy’s Tacos defends its signature phrase; Trump’s wall could do damage to this Texas wildlife refuge; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Lindy Ruff won't return as coach for the Dallas Stars; a landscape architect wins the richest arts prize in Texas; Bonnie Parker’s bloody glasses are on display; and more.

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A sea of people wearing red, white and blue marched from the Cathedral of Guadalupe downtown to Dallas City Hall on a warm and windy Sunday afternoon, calling for immigration reform and religious and racial equality.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: What the border wall could look like; Texas community colleges could offer 4-year programs; vote for the most iconic Dallas dish; and more.

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To live “comfortably” in Dallas these days, you’ll need $57,984 per year, according to a report published this week by Go Banking Rates, a financial website.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Plano lawmaker calls for new rules on fowl ownership; Rick Perry placed on National Security Council; the state Capitol turns hot pink; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: There’s no space for the Elbow Room in Dallas; Chuck Norris is named an honorary Texan; see you soon, Tony Romo; and more.

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Longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is replacing analyst Phil Simms on the top NFL broadcasting team for CBS after choosing retirement over playing for a team other than the Dallas Cowboys.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas police dog survives elevator fall; new principal wants to change students perception of O.D. Wyatt; how to influence your lawmakers; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: It’s opening day for the Rangers; Texas country singers clean up at ACM awards; DMA acquires rare Jackson Pollock work; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Irving’s mayor to join Trump administration; NCAA women’s Final Four tips off in Dallas; the story behind Church of the Incarnation’s stained glass window; and more.

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Three nonprofit organizations have offered funding for the city to spay and neuter stray dogs in southern Dallas to reduce the population and improve public safety.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas Zoo welcomes a new baby; there’s word of a new competitor for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat; meet likely the best Selena impersonator in the U.S.; and more.

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Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds plus two tornadoes blew through North Texas overnight Tuesday, prompting power outages and school closures across the region.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Historic Gruene Hall to throw dance party for television shoot; Dallas police officers pitch in at the 911 call center; Buzzfeed is opening its first Texas office; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW airport’s TSA is under fire; like Abbott, Trump vows to punish “sanctuary cities”; Globe Life Park will be selling a two-foot-long tamale this season; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas A&M’s student wants to meet with Rick Perry; Dallas bookstore uses clickbait to get people to read the classics; how to contact your representatives; and more.

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Among nearly 2,700 athletes competing in the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world this year is a figure skater from Plano.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton woman survives five days in the desert; an autistic teenager in Richardson benefits from pot; hippos return to Dallas Zoo; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas mayor wants to give IDs to immigrants; Paul Quinn earns “work college” designation; Texas A&M changes event policy after Richard Spencer; and more.

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Dallas’ Paul Quinn College has earned federal recognition as an official “work college,” making it the first urban, Historically Black College and University and the ninth college in the country to earn the designation.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Concern about climate change varies across the state; Duncanville High students are struggling financially; Ethan Couch is back in the news; and more.

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Dallas civil rights activist Roy Williams died Saturday at the Dallas VA Medical Center. He was 74.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas’ barbecue cred is questioned; two Texas members of Congress take a bipartisan road trip; meet the Dallas-Fort Worth musicians playing SXSW; and more.

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