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Fri January 10, 2014

KUER News Welcomes Environmental Reporter Judy Fahys

 

Award winning reporter Judy Fahys has accepted an offer to join KUER’s News team.  Fahys will cover air quality and environmental issues for the NPR affiliate.  She brings twenty plus years of journalism experience to the public radio newsroom. For more than a decade, Fahys was an environmental reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune where she produced enterprise work on climate change, pollution and public lands policy. 

When asked about her new position, Fahys said, "I’m honored to join KUER’s trusted team of news professionals. And I’m eager to learn new ways of sharing the extraordinary stories of Utahns and the air, water and land that is so important to us all.” KUER News Director Terry Gildea says Fahys will be an important part of the station’s growing commitment to in-depth coverage of local issues.

“Over the past two years, our newsroom has dedicated significant time and resources to covering environmental issues in Utah, especially poor air quality conditions along the Wasatch Front. Adding Judy to our staff reinforces our commitment to reporting on these issues in an accurate and thought-provoking manner.  Judy’s institutional knowledge of Utah air quality, climate change and public lands will allow our coverage of these topics to be bolder and more informative for our listeners statewide.  We are very excited to welcome her to the station,” says Gildea.

“Judy is one of the most respected reporters in this region and we've often asked her to be on the program or to offer insight and information.  It will be terrific to have her just down the hall,” says Doug Fabrizio, Executive Producer and host of KUER’s RadioWest

Before working for The Salt Lake Tribune, Fahys was Washington correspondent for Scripps League Newspapers. In 2005, she completed a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.  She holds a Master’s Degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

KUER 90.1 is an NPR affiliate licensed to the University of Utah. The public radio station’s signal reaches approximately 170,000 weekly listeners across eighty percent of the state. KUER News reporters have been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Radio, Television and Digital News Association (RTDNA). KUER broadcasts on FM and HD as well as streaming live at kuer.org and on KUER’s mobile app for iOS and Android devices.