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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: 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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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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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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“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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Roy Oliver, a former Balch Springs police officer, has been indicted on a murder charge by a Dallas County grand jury in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, prosecutors said Monday.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas colleges see fewer international student applications; today marks one year since the Dallas ambush; what it took to build Toyota’s Plano campus; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Where to see fireworks tonight; applicant withdraws bid for the next Dallas Police Chief; send us your questions about the Texas Legislature; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Texas officials figuring out what public voter data to send Trump; discover the art of fireworks displays from a local designer; remembering July 7; and more.

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