KUT WFH

KUT Projects Editor Matt Largey spent the first few months of the pandemic working from his garage outfitted with a desk, mixing board, lamp and coffee maker (plus a washing machine and assorted tools).
Matt Largey / KUT

"I think anybody out there with a second-grader probably feels my pain, but feels her pain, too," KUT Projects Editor Matt Largey says from his home "office."

KUT's Digital News Editor Stephanie Federico (along with her assistant editor, Speedy) and KUT/KUTX's Multimedia Producer Gabriel Pérez agree they can still collaborate remotely via Zoom, but nothing replaces working together in person.
Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

KUT Managing Editor Ben Philpott told the news staff on March 12 almost all of us would be working remotely the next day to practice that routine "just in case."

The next day, the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Austin, and that trial run became the new normal.

Education reporter Claire McInerny has been working out of her home office in her bedroom, while news anchor Nadia Hamdan rotates going into the studio.
Courtesy of Claire McInerny and Nadia Hamdan

KUT Managing Editor Ben Philpott told the news staff on March 12 almost all of us would be working remotely the next day to practice that routine "just in case."

The next day, the first positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Austin, and that trial run became the new normal.