Chicago Public Media appoints Bailon exec editor of WBEZ-FM

Gilbert Bailon will join WBEZ-FM 91.5 as executive editor in October. In his new role, he will helm the growing on-air and online news operations, and will lead the station’s partnership with the Chicago Sun-Times. Recently, Bailon was at KERA News, where he held the same post. Before that, he was at the St. Louis […]

KERA News acquires Texas community newspaper

The following excerpt was sent out from, an NPR outlet in North Texas: KERA has officially acquired The Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton County’s primary source of local news. As part of the acquisition through a wholly owned LLC subsidiary, the newspaper has converted to a nonprofit, within the KERA ecosystem, which also includes KERA TV, KERA News, KXT 91.7, […]

Hasan to join NPR’s KUT as a senior editor

Syeda Hasan, a daily news editor at North Texas NPR outlet KERA News, will join KUT-FM 90.5, NPR’s radio station in Austin, as a senior editor. Hasan joined KERA News in 2019 as a mental health reporter. Before that, she covered real estate and development reporter at KUT Public Media. She reported for Houston Public […]

Rivera set to join KERA News as a health reporter

Elena Rivera will be moving to Dallas to join KERA News as a health reporter. Most recently, she was a regional health reporter at Colorado Public Radio. She was also the 2020 cohort lead for the  Association of Independents in Radio’s (AIR) New Voices program. Rivera was also a reporter and host at Blue Ridge […]