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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: The Lady Bears are a No. 1 seed; masturbation bill is satirical yet serious; Dallas is the only U.S. stop for top-notch Mexican art exhibit; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Donald Trump, Jr. was in town; Texas has to redraw its political maps; for this Dallas painter, homelessness is temporary, but necessary; and more.

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The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas has a low risk of earthquakes in 2017; you can’t light up in Dallas parks anymore; it’s Texas Independence Day, y’all; and more.

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President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time Tuesday night to lay out his young administration’s agenda for the country. NPR reporters will be annotating his remarks and the Democratic Party's response. 

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To celebrate Black History Month, the Texas State Historical Association has highlighted black Texans who made political, cultural and social strides for African Americans in the state and across the country.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Dallas traffic costs drivers time and money; Texas Monthly will still cover politics, editor clarifies; check out the horns on this steer; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas immigrants to take part in nationwide protest; explore a database of historic black Texans; Dallas’ Top Ten Records is primed for a revival; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a cameo in a Plano student’s film; meet a woman named “Texas”; the more Romos, the merrier; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: D-FW has a high concentration of unauthorized immigrants; Texas women could clean up at the Grammys; a case to make tacos the official state food; and more.

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NPR, WNYC, KERA and NPR member stations across the country have collected congressional responses to President Trump's executive order restricting travel and refugee admissions to the United States.

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