Shelley D. Kofler

News Director

Shelley Kofler is Texas Public Radio’s news director. She joined the San Antonio station in December 2014 and leads a growing staff that produces two weekly programs; a daily talk show, news features, reports and online content. 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 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.

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Within hours of Gov. Greg Abbott signing the sanctuary cities ban in Texas lawsuits began to fly.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the first one asking the federal courts to declare the new law constitutional. 

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San Antonio voters on Saturday overwhelmingly gave a green light for $850 million dollars in bond projects.  Now the City has 5 years to complete them.

U.S. Government

The wait is over.  Rep. Joaquin Castro has finally announced his decision on a run for the U.S. Senate.  And the answer is 'No.'

Shelley D. Kofler / Texas Public Radio

The deadline is Friday for Congress and the President to approve a 2017 emergency budget, or the federal government will shut down.  A key issue: whether President Trump makes good on a promise to reject a budget that doesn’t include funding for a border wall.

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Texas Public Radio has been recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its comprehensive coverage of the threat posed by the Zika virus

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