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Award-Winning Journalist Joins KUT News to Report on Education

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Claire McInerny

AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 4, 2017 – National Murrow Award-wining journalist Claire McInerny has joined the KUT 90.5 news department to report on issues of education and equity in Central Texas.

McInerny will cover issues from pre-kindergarten through college, focusing on equity in various education systems. This includes socioeconomic, racial and geographic issues of diversity in Austin.

Previously, she worked in public radio newsrooms across the Midwest, including Missouri and Indiana. Her series on bilingual education for Indiana Public Broadcasting won a national Edward R. Murrow award this year.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Follow Claire on Twitter @ClaireMcInerny.

About KUT
KUT 90.5, Austin's NPR station, delivers in-depth stories by and about people in Austin – for Austin – with the highest journalistic standards from a variety of thoughtful perspectives. A founding member of NPR, KUT News has won more than 200 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT’s work is directly supported by the Austin community, whose investments give voice to the stories that matter to Austin.


Contact: Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071

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