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Dan Katz

News Director

As TPR's news director, Katz leads the organization’s news and journalism efforts, overseeing the newsroom’s day-to-day management and the development of a strategic vision for the news division. He also serves on the organization’s executive leadership team.

TPR’s news team currently has 16 staff members, including reporters dedicated to in-depth coverage of subjects including arts & culture, bioscience & medicine, education, technology & entrepreneurship, military & veterans issues and state government. Previously, Katz served as the news director of WSHU Public Radio in Fairfield, Connecticut, and as a reporter, producer, and on-air host at WUFT in Gainesville, Florida.

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An active shooter at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi has been "neutralized" after one security force member was injured Thursday, May 21, 2020. The incident prompted the base and nearby Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to go on lockdown.
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UPDATE: FBI officials previously said they were searching for a potential second person of interest involved in the Naval Air Station shooting. On May 26, FBI Houston officials confirmed that is no longer the case.

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Texas Public Radio documented the evolution of U.S. immigration policy in 2019, from President Trump's emergency declaration over border wall funding to the implementation of Migrant Protection Protocols. TPR reporters, including Reynaldo Leaños Jr. in the Rio Grande Valley, focused on how these policies impacted people living along the border as well as those passing through.

Veronica G. Cardenas for Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio documented the evolution of U.S. immigration policy in 2019, from President Trump's emergency declaration over border wall funding to the implementation of Migrant Protection Protocols. TPR’s reporting focused on how these policies impact people living on both sides of the border as well as those passing through.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Several Bexar County residents who’ve recently been to China are quarantining themselves for two weeks.

Veronica G. Cardenas for Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio documented the evolution of U.S. immigration policy in 2019, from President Trump's emergency declaration over border wall funding to the implementation of  its Migrant Protection Protocols. TPR’s Reynaldo Leaños Jr. focused on how these policies impacted people living along the border as well as those passing through.

Reynaldo Leaños Jr. | Texas Public Radio

Officials in Matamoros, Mexico, are threatening to separate asylum seekers from their children if they don't leave a tent encampent of more than 1500 people near the Inernational Bridge that connects to Brownsville, Texas.

Verónica G. Cárdenas for Texas Public Radio

The installation of steel rebar at a site south of Donna in the Rio Grande Valley marks the first border wall construction in Texas since President Trump took office.

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Texas is one of seven states without a state income tax — and Lone Star voters will soon decide on adopting even stricter language to ban one in the constitution.


VERONICA G. CARDENAS FOR TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO

VERONICA G. CARDENAS FOR TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO

San Antonio is known as the “gateway to the border.” It is the closest major city to the Rio Grande Valley and to commercial hubs in Laredo and Del Rio. Texas Public Radio has covered immigration and border issues for more than two decades but reporters have had to travel up to five hours each way in order to report many of these stories. The addition of TPR’s first-ever Immigration and U.S.-Mexico Border Reporter on January 1 enabled the TPR News team to utilize its institutional knowledge to work better as a team and to comprehensively cover immigration issues. 

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