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Bri Kirkham

Digital News Producer

Bri Kirkham is the digital news producer for Texas Public Radio. In her role she works with reporters to help transform radio scripts into web articles. Her goal is to make stories more interactive by creating multimedia elements like infographics, maps and videos.

Bri comes to San Antonio after living most of her life in southern Indiana. She graduated from Ball State University with degrees in journalism and telecommunications. After undergrad she continued her education at Syracuse University, earning her master's degree in arts journalism. During grad school she interned at BUST magazine in Brooklyn. 

Her professional career experience includes working for newspapers as a crime reporter and digital editor. Most of her reporting focused on violent crime and the opioid epidemic in Illinois and Indiana. 

On her days off you can find her at the movies, on a body of water or at a restaurant trying new food. While she loves the Hoosier state, she's excited to plant roots in San Antonio and Texas Public Radio.

Protesters join hands as they face police officers in San Antonio on May 30, 2020.
Kathleen Creedon | Texas Public Radio

When protesters across the U.S. started marching through city streets late last month, demanding justice for George Floyd, state and local leaders sounded a familiar alarm. 

Protesters remain seated before police officers in downtown San Antonio.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

Protests across the country are calling for an end to police brutality — and many are ending in arrests. 

Cyclists make their way through the water on Sunday, May 25 at Padre Park.
Dominic Anthony Walsh | Texas Public Radio

Memorial Day weekend was filled with thunderstorms in Bexar County. The National Weather Service confirmed about 2.5 inches of rainfall on Sunday night — and a tornado with up to 100 mph winds touched down on the western and northwestern part of the county.

A photo of an empty Market Sqaure on March 20, 2020.
Nathan Cone | Texas Public Radio

Officials with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County have issued "Stay Home, Work Safe" orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the area. The orders by the city and county were issued simultaneously.

The stay-at-home order will go into place on Tuesday, March 24, at 11:59 p.m. and — pending city council approval — will last until April 9, at 11:59 p.m.

A vendor in Market Square removes flags from her tent after the Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair is canceled.
Rob Martinez | Texas Public Radio

Fiesta in San Antonio is postponed following the confirmation of the first travel-related coronavirus case in San Antonio. The first Fiesta was held in 1891, and it’s only been canceled during World War I and World War II. 

The University of Texas at San Antonio campus.
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Updated Thursday, March 12. Originally published March 11.

Trinity University in San Antonio announced Spring Break will be extended through March 22 and its classes will move online for the remainder of the spring semester.

The outside of a MPP court facility in Brownsville is guarded with barbed wire.
Reynaldo Leaños Jr. | Texas Public Radio

The Trump administration has lifted a ban on public and press access to immigration hearings in tented courts in Brownsville and Laredo.

Beth Van Duyne, former mayor of Irving, appeared on Fox and Friends with the "conservative squad."
Fox and Friends

Four women — including one from Texas — are running for Congress and have dubbed themselves the “conservative squad.”

Lauren Terrazas | Texas Public Radio

Voters across Texas will vote for and against 10 state constitutional amendments on Tuesday.

Mallory Falk | KERA

About a dozen members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus toured three migrant detention facilities near El Paso on Monday as part of an investigation.