People | KERA News


  • Audion Reporting Fellow
  • Reporter

    Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues. He’s won numerous awards over the years, with top honors from the Dallas Press Club, Texas...

  • Reporter

    BJ Austin has more than 25 years of broadcast journalism experience, anchoring and reporting in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Dallas. Along the way, she covered Atlanta City Hall, the Georgia Legislature and the corruption trials of...

  • Fort Worth Reporter

    Christopher Connelly is a KERA reporter based in Fort Worth. He specializes in politics and criminal justice, and his reporting is regularly picked up by national shows including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.

  • Reporter

    Doualy Xaykaothao joined KERA News in December 2013 after a number of years covering breaking news from Asia for NPR News.

    Xaykaothao joined NPR in 1999 as a production assistant for Morning Edition and has since worked as an NPR...

  • Edgar Walters is a reporter with the Texas Tribune.

  • Managing Editor

    Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees, the station’s...

  • Digital Producer, Reporter

  • Art&Seek reporter, digital editor

  • Senior Arts Reporter/Producer, Art&Seek

    Jerome Weeks is the Art&Seek producer-reporter for KERA. A professional critic for more than two decades, he was the book columnist for The Dallas Morning News for ten years and the paper’s theater critic for ten...

  • Assistant Producer

  • Associate Producer

    Lyndsay Knecht is assistant producer for Think. 

    She came to KERA 90.1 with an interest in telling stories about how the arts can influence social change and community development. She wrote for outlets like the Dallas...

  • Contributor
  • Assistant Producer

    Miguel Perez is an assistant producer at KERA. He produces local content for Morning Edition and KERA News. He also produces The Friday Conversation, a weekly...

  • Assistant Producer of Digital News

  • Statewide Coordinating Editor

  • 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

  • Associate Producer of Think

  • Reporter/Blogger

    Stella Chávez is KERA’s education reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for...

  • Adminstrative Producer, Reporter

  • Producer, Think and Anything You Ever Wanted To Know

    Stephen Becker produces the shows Think and Anything You Ever Wanted to Know. For five years, as part of the Art&Seek team, Stephen produced radio and digital stories, along with the podcast "The Big Screen," with Chris...