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News Director Jack Williams Reflects on the Changing World of Radio News

After 16 years, News 88.7’s news director and local All Things Considered host Jack Williams is leaving Houston Public Media. Craig Cohen sits down with him for an exit interview about how the realm of radio news in Houston has changed over the years — and how the business in general has changed since he […]

Jack Williams Mugshot - HPMAfter 16 years, News 88.7’s news director and local All Things Considered host Jack Williams is leaving Houston Public Media.

Craig Cohen sits down with him for an exit interview about how the realm of radio news in Houston has changed over the years — and how the business in general has changed since he got his start in 1994.

Jack has been with the organization since 2000, including stints as a reporter and news anchor and oversaw significant growth in HPM's news division since he became news director in 2008.

Jack has been named the Houston Press Club's "Radio Journalist of the Year" and has won a number of regional Edward R. Murrow and Texas AP broadcast awards for his reporting.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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