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Houston Public Media Names New Arts and Culture Reporter, Expanding Coverage of Houston’s Lively Arts and Culture Scene

Generous support from Houston Endowment makes expanded arts content possible.

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Building on its ongoing commitment to provide high quality local arts and culture content, Houston Public Media has named Amy Bishop as arts and culture reporter for News 88.7. Her appointment is a new position and part of a broader initiative, made possible by the generous support of Houston Endowment, to significantly expand Houston Public Media’s arts and culture content on-air and online over the next three years. Bishop will anchor News 88.7’s arts and culture desk and, along with a digital staff member, will focus on bringing Houston Public Media audiences even more stories from Houston’s lively arts scene as well as its richly diverse cultural offerings.

"There are so many stories to be told about our dynamic arts and culture community — we are proud to have a multi-platform approach to tell them,” said Lisa Trapani Shumate, executive director and general manager of Houston Public Media. “We are grateful to Houston Endowment for enabling us to broaden the arts dialogue, giving a greater voice to Houston artists and arts organizations."

Bishop, a native Houstonian, brings an already strong local arts background, having served as an announcer for Houston Public Media Classical 91.7 for two and a half years. Prior to joining Classical 91.7, Bishop lived in Dallas for more than a decade where she worked as an announcer for WRR-FM Classical 101.1 and before that she was reporter and anchor for news radio station, KRLD-AM 1080.

“Amy’s strong classical music background and love of the arts, coupled with her experience as a broadcast news reporter and anchor, make her an ideal choice to head up our arts and culture desk,” said Jack Williams, news director of Houston Public Media.

For a complete line-up of Houston Public Media’s arts and culture programming, visit houstonpublicmedia.org/arts.

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