Krystina Martinez

Krystina Martinez is an assistant producer at KERA. She wakes up bright and early to produce local content for Morning Edition and KERANews.org. She also co-produces The Friday Conversation, a weekly interview segment with North Texas newsmakers. 

Krystina first joined the station as a freelancer in 2013. She filled in as a KERA Newsroom producer, contributed stories, produced Ebola coverage and served as the local producer for StoryCorps’ North Texas visit in 2014. Prior to KERA, she interned at NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, D.C.

A North Texas native, Krystina is a graduate of West Texas A&M University. She's quick to explain that she's a Buff, not an Aggie. Say hello @ThisIsKrystina.

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Most Texans don’t save enough money for retirement, according to a new study from the Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities

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Google’s latest Doodle pays tribute to the late Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez, whose debut album was released Oct. 17, 1989.

The project was pitched by Perla Campos, a Granbury native and the global marketing lead for Google Doodle. She says it was important for her to see Latino culture represented on the front page.

“I’ve never seen myself on the Google homepage, and I think that’s so important for so many people,” Campos said.

During the regular legislative session, Texas lawmakers meet every two years for 140 days. The special session is best described in two words: legislative overtime.