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Texas biz reporter Self-Walbrick leaves for radio station

May 4, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Sarah Self-Walbrick

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal business reporter Sarah Self-Walbrick is leaving the paper to become a reporter for Texas Tech Public Media.

She writes, “This past week was my last at the A-J, ending my three-year tenure at the newspaper. I could not have asked for a better job, or a better newsroom, to begin my career.

“I hate that I’m closing this chapter during my seventh week of working mostly from home. We should be congregated around Matt Dotray’s desk, the cubicle behind my own and our office’s informal meeting spot, planning the next day’s paper and joking about whatever we can. I’ll greatly miss each of my fellow reporters. But I’ll still see them around.

“I start on Monday as a producer at Texas Tech Public Media, the local NPR affiliate, where I’ll report for kttz.org and 89.1 FM. We’re building a nonprofit newsroom that will focus on what I think of as a ‘Sunday story’ – reports that go deeper than daily coverage and brings to light the challenges our community faces.

“For the foreseeable future, that means sharing the impact COVID-19 has had on Lubbockites.”

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