Shelley D. Kofler
Shelley Kofler was Texas Public Radio’s news director from December 2014 through July 2017. Prior to TPR, Shelley served as the managing editor and news director at KERA in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV. She now serves as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Engagement Editor.
She has produced and moderated numerous, statewide political debates, including the gubernatorial debates in 2014 and those for U.S. Senate candidates in 2012.
Her interest in legislative policy includes knowledge about school finance, water and transportation issues. Her stories on the over-medication of foster children captured the attention of state officials who strengthened laws for the use of psychotropic drugs among children.
Shelley also worked with KERA on nationally televised programs.
Her radio and television work has been honored by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association; the Houston Press Club, the Dallas Press Club and the Radio-Television Digital News Association, which has honored her with several prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards.