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Brian Kirkpatrick

General Assignment Reporter

Brian Kirkpatrick has been a journalist in Texas most of his life, covering San Antonio news since 1993, including the deadly October 1998 flooding, the arrival of the Toyota plant in 2003, and the base closure and realignments in 2005. 

He also served as news director and anchor at KTSA and Metro Networks, and was previously the "Morning Edition" anchor at Texas Public Radio. His early career included work as a news anchor and production assistant for the Texas State News Network/Dallas Cowboys Radio Network in Dallas, from 1988-1993. During his years at TSN, he helped cover the Luby’s mass shooting in Killeen and the Branch Davidian standoff at Mount Carmel. Kirkpatrick read his first newscast on a small radio station in the Hill Country as a teenager in 1981.

Brian returns to reporting after teaching high school journalism at Harlandale High School in San Antonio for the past seven years. 

Winery co-owner Julie Kuhlken shows off stored wine barrels at Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall, Texas area.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

This semester, Palo Alto College introduced a new associate’s degree program called Applied Science in Viticulture and Enology. 

Volunteer Rocky Rodriguez sterilizes large cooking pots in preparation for Friday's Cowboy Breakfast.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

One day in 1979, a traffic reporter spotted smoke coming from the parking lot of Central Park Mall. But instead of finding fire, the reporter found something else: free tacos.


Michelle Barrientes Vela, second from right, attended the press conference held by Judge Nelson Wolff on Wednesday.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Michelle Barrientes Vela — a former Precinct 2 constable who is running for sheriff — has been indicted on multiple criminal charges, according to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office.

Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

You’ve heard of the state’s anti litter campaign called Adopt-A-Highway. San Antonio now has its own campaign, called Adopt-A-Spot.


Joey Palacios | Texas Public Radio

Thousands of people are expected to participate in San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march -- the largest in the United States -- on the city's East Side on Monday.

A worker uses a lift-assist device to install a dashboard at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant in San Antonio.
Jimmy Maas | KUT

Toyota has announced plans to phase out production of Tacoma pickup trucks at its South Side San Antonio assembly plant, according to a news release from the company. 

Darnell Smith is the first athletic director of Texas A&M-San Antonio
Texas A&M - San Antonio

The first athletic director of Texas A&M-San Antonio said the university will offer men and women’s soccer, women’s softball, and men’s golf as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Genene Jones, right, appeared in State District Court in San Antonio to enter plea in the deaths of infants in her care in the early 1980s when she worked as a nurse.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

A State District Court judge approved a plea deal Thursday morning for a former nurse accused of killing five San Antonio children in the 1980s.


A house under construction on Marbach Road in San Antonio pictured in a 2018 file photo.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Board of Realtors released the 2020 Housing Forecast for the San Antonio area on Tuesday during a gathering of more than 1,000 realtors and real estate experts.


Apheresis technician Anthony Guerra, left, assists donor Michael Mazzuca give blood at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center on Wednesday. Mazzuca, a nurse, said it is important to donate because blood is the gift of life.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is putting out an urgent call for blood donations.


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