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Welcome Team Texas

A big StateImpact welcome to Mose Buchele and Terrence Henry, the StateImpact Texas reporters who will be based in Austin. Terrence Henry will be overseeing the site, and KUT’s Mose Buchele will lead the StateImpact broadcast coverage. Our final hire of this pilot phase will be in Houston, where we get a bonus StateImpacter. He/she should be announced before the end of the month.

Terrence Henry

StateImpact's latest addition, Terrence Henry

A little about both of the Austin guys, from their news director, Emily Donahue:

Terrence has more than eight years of new media development, writing, reporting, editing, fact checking, multimedia production and research on tight deadlines at The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, National Journal, Edible Austin and The Atlantic Online. He also worked as a writer and field producer for four nationally-televised documentaries on The History Channel and National Geographic Channel, traveling to Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Mose has worked for KUT News since he was studying for his graduate degree in Journalism and Latina American studies. Mose is a dedicated and creative reporter who comes to this position from nearly three years of depth reporting on City Hall in Austin and covering a variety of environmental and policy issues. He’s part of the National Murrow-award winning team that produced the NASA retrospective and whose dogged digging has been a driving force behind KUT’s effort to become the news of record on city developments.

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Slideshow: Our Washington News Director Confab

Thanks again to all the station folk who made it out to our DC meetup. We learned so much from you and hopefully you’re revved up for the project after everything we talked about. I was taking photos of y’all throughout the day… so here’s a look at you in action.

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StateImpact. Winning.

Hello from NPR in D.C.! We’re excited to have this StateImpact Blog going so that you can stay updated on our planning and ideas from here until launch. I’m Digital Editorial Coordinator Elise Hu, and I along with our other team members will be using this space to share what’s on our minds and give you a glimpse of behind-the-scenes action, like photos from our station trips.

To take a cue from our Program Director (and my favorite Chicago-reared bass player), Joel Sucherman, this is where the fun begins. Who’s with me?


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