DaLyah J.



DaLyah Jones was born and raised a country girl behind the “Pine Curtain” of East Texas. She is currently a reporter and assistant producer for All Things Considered at NPR’s Austin affiliate, KUT 90.5. The young journalist is constantly looking to grow and learn in the field of responsible and dependable reporting. Currently, she’s grinding, while staning her Texas-blooded auntie Beyoncé. One day, she hopes to run her own media organization to further validate and provide 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) 


Microsoft | Adobe Suite | Garage Band | Pro Tools | Edius | David | Communication | Sales | Leadership | Photography | Videography | Coding | Social Media | CMS | WordPress | Audiogram | News Boss 


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 – Present / Austin, TX  

Researches, prep questions for interview 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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