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Rick Holter

Vice President of News

Rick Holter is KERA's vice president of news. He oversees news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News won 24 awards last year -- including a George Foster Peabody Award as part of NPR's winning entry on coverage of Ebola.

Rick returned to Dallas in 2012 after six years at NPR, where he edited the shows Weekend All Things Considered and Day to Day, and supervised the Digital News operation. Before that, Rick spent 15 years at The Dallas Morning News, after editing stints at what was then the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) in Florida and the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.

He’s collected honors including USC-Getty Arts Journalism Fellowships in 2005 and 2011, a National Headliners Award (2010), a NLGJA Award (2009) and numerous newspaper design awards. He also edited and designed a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature series (1992). A graduate of the University of Maryland, he grew up on a dairy farm in Middletown, Md.

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Larry Hagman, the actor who played the iconic J.R. Ewing in the TV series Dallas, died Friday after a battle with cancer in the city where he was filming the series’ revival for TNT. (The show starts its second season Jan. 28.) Hagman was 81, and he had a lasting impact on folks around the world, including KERA’s Rick Holter.

Peter Walker, the landscape architect for the Nasher Sculpture Center, weighs in on the controversy between the Nasher and the nearby Museum Tower. Charles A. Birnbaum, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation, talked to Walker for the Huffington Post.

Interstate 10 has reopened near Beaumont after a 100-vehicle Thanksgiving-morning wreck that killed two and sent more than 50 people to the hospital. Police blamed fog.

Judge Says RIP, Hostess

Nov 21, 2012

Twinkies may be built to live forever, but a federal bankruptcy judge put the final nails in the coffin for Irving-based Hostess Brands today. The move clears the way for the Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos to go on the auction block.

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We may be on the cusp of winter, but things are pretty fiery in the demilitarized zone of the Dallas Arts District that lies between the Nasher Sculpture Center and Museum Tower.

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Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who brought Elmo to life on Sesame Street, is stepping down after 28 years in the job.

The Texas Governor's short-lived presidential campaign wins a medal of (dis)honor from 'Washington Post' political blogger Chris Cillizza

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz has come out of his victory over Paul Sadler swinging. In a speech to the Federalist Society on Friday, he joked, "I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama."

The unidentified man who made the allegations of an underage relationship with Kevin Clash, a longtime 'Sesame Street' puppeteer, has recanted his claim. The man's lawyer now says it was "an adult consensual relationship." The New York Times has the details.

So that petition encouraging Texas to secede from the union, which has been signed by tens of thousands on the whitehouse.gov site? The press secretary for Texas Gov. Rick Perry has weighed in, and it sounds like the governor thinks the United States should stay united.

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