KLRU is pleased to announce that veteran journalist Judy Maggio is joining the station to expand news and public affairs reporting. She will lead efforts to extend our current reporting, looking for innovative new ways to tell stories and to broaden conversations around issues that matter most to the Central Texas community.
“Now more than ever we know our audiences want to see more local news and public affairs programming on KLRU,” said Sara Robertson, VP for Production and Technology at KLRU. “And as a locally-owned and operated media organization we are uniquely positioned to do this. Having Judy on our team will help us do more to serve our community and tell more stories that matter.”
KLRU has a longstanding commitment to present stories about important issues facing our community and our world by providing news and public affairs programming such as PBS NewsHour, Frontline and more. The station is also committed to providing distinctive media experiences that matter and does this by providing a space for diverse voices to come together to talk about difficult or challenging issues that our community faces.
“This is watershed time in journalism,” said Maggio. “Finding and exploring new ways to engage people in news and issues that truly matter in this community is incredibly exciting, especially at a respected PBS station like KLRU!”
Maggio has more than three decades of experience as a lead news anchor in Austin. She served as Managing Editor at both KVUE-TV (1981-2003) and KEYE-TV (2003-2014). Most recently she has been consulting on communications, video production as well as heading up the Engage Breakfast Series for Leadership Austin group, moderating its monthly panel discussions with high profile Austinites talking about key issues facing the city.
The expansion of KLRU’s news and public affairs reporting is made possible through the early support of the Still Water Foundation and a generous gift from Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin.
About KLRU-TV, Austin PBS:
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique – whether music, arts or public issues – by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more at KLRU.org.