Austin is now the second-fastest growing city in the country, and KVUE’s Boomtown project reveals how that growth is affecting housing pricing and its very identity.
Meredith Conte, Tegna’s VP of marketing, shares how some of the Tegna stations are celebrating Black History Month this year. See the examples and hear from the content creators themselves about their approaches.
The specials investigated the roots and results of systemic racism in Austin in housing, health care, education, criminal justice and police brutality.
Kristie Gonzales was recruited by Tegna to be KVUE’s general manager, even though it was to be her first time in the corner office. “They took a chance on me and they believed in me and supported me during my first year,” she says.
Boomtown 2040 is a year-long campaign by KVUE, Tegna’s ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas, that focuses on Central Texas growth. Among the topics Boomtown 2040 is covering include transportation, the cost of housing, general affordability, jobs, industry and the impact of changes on Austin’s unique culture.