DaLyah J.



My name is DaLyah Jones and I was born and raised a country girl behind the “Pine Curtain” of East Texas. I’m currently a reporter and producer for All Things Considered at NPR’s Austin affiliate, KUT 90.5. I’m also a lecturer in the University of Texas’ Moody College. I’m constantly looking to grow and learn in the field of responsible and dependable reporting. I stay grinding while staning my Texas-blooded auntie, Beyoncé. The end goal is to create a media organization that further validates and provides movement- and solution-based reporting for marginalized communities in the South.






Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

BA, Electronic Media Studies

Minor, Communication Studies (Dec. 2016)

Awards & Fellowships 

Summer Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive Class of 2018


Early Career Scholar 2018

(Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) 

Knight CUNYJ Fellow 2017

(Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism & Knight Foundation) 


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Guest Lecture (University of Texas)

Aug 2019 – Present / Austin, TX 

Teach students how enhance the essence of their story with sound and place.

ATC Assistant Producer (KUT Public Media) 

Aug 2016 – Present / Austin, TX 

Run shows & announce during breaks. Pitch story ideas, collect interviews, & produce stories. 

Assistant Producer (In Black America) 

Dec 2017 – March 2019

Research, prep questions for interviews and contact guests. 

Exec. Producer & Cohost (Two&Fro Podcast)

Dec 2017 – Present / Austin, TX 

Research, book and conduct interviews, write scripts, produce content and speak about the contemporary Southern, Black  experience.

Health Desk and Digital Intern (New York Public Radio – WNYC) 

June 2017 – Jul 2017 / New York, NY 

Wrote, conducted interviews and researched for health news desk and digital news team. 

News Intern (Texas Standard) 

Feb 2016 – June 2016 / Austin, TX  

Conducted interviews, produced stories, contributed to the website & observed the producing team. 

Next Generation Reporter (NPR Next Gen) 

Aug 2015 – Aug 2015 / Austin, TX  

Intensively worked with mentors, wrote and produced non-narrative radio story project for a week. 

Assistant News Director/ Senior Reporter/ DJ / In The Public Interest Cohost (KTSW)

Jan 2015 – Dec 2016

Edited, wrote, read daily newscasts, produced stories and show.

News Intern (KTRE TV News)

Jun 2014 – Aug 2014 / Lufkin, TX

Collected interviews, wrote and edited video stories for evening newscast.


* References Provided upon request



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