KERA’s Krys Boyd, host of the national call-in radio program Think,will move from the interviewer’s chair to become the subject of inquiry at the second Press Club of Dallas Student Press Conference on Wednesday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Dallas County Community College District’s North Lake College. The public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge.
Eight area journalism students, representing area universities, community colleges, and high schools will ask Boyd questions about the work needed to keep her successful syndicated radio program alive and fresh.
Krys Boyd has been host and managing editor of KERA-FM’s flagship midday talk show Think since 2006. She began her career along the U.S.-Mexico border, working simultaneously at radio and television stations as a reporter,anchor and news director. A graduate of Texas Christian University, she returned to North Texas in 1999 to serve as news director for Broadcast.com and later senior producer of broadcast news at Yahoo.
Krys joined KERA in 2001, hosting the nightly radio talk show Conversations. Later, she wrote and produced documentary and educational television programs,including the critically- acclaimed, nationally-broadcast JFK: Breaking the News in 2003, and served as producer and co-host of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs program On the Record. Think earned the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow award has been named best radio talk show in Dallas numerous times by the Dallas Observer and D Magazine. Krys and her husband, Matt, live in Dallas and have four children.
Chris Kelley, a 27-year veteran of the Dallas Morning News who more recently founded the media relations firm Kelley Group, will again moderate the program.
“The first press conference was very successful thanks to the student’s involvement and guest Skip Hollandsworth’s candidness,” says club president Paul Wahlstrom. “We plan to make the Krys Boyd Press Conference even more successful.” Skip Hollandsworth Press Conference
The student press conference will take place in North Lakes building P, Music Room P249, 5001 North MacArthur Blvd in Irving, 75038. Enter from MacArthur Boulevard or Walnut Hill Lane. Free parking is available. Doors open at 5 p.m. and press conference is from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.