Bio

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In her 4 decades working as a journalist and broadcaster in Austin, Judy Maggio has built her brand based on trust, accuracy and service to the community. 

Most recently, she served as Editorial Director of News & Public Affairs at Austin PBS, KLRU-TV (2016-2020), where she launched a digital first, community journalism project called Decibel, pioneered the livestream interviews for the show, anchored and produced the documentary-style news broadcast. She also developed, wrote and hosted ATX Together, a public affairs/interview program on timely community issues.

Prior to her work at PBS, Judy served as Managing Editor and co-anchored the nightly newscasts at both KVUE-TV(1981 to 2003) and CBS Austin(2003-2014). Her work in commercial television in Austin spanned 33 years and she earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues and the community. She was voted Best News Anchor by readers of The Austin Chronicle for 10 years in a row. In 2014, she was honored with the Trailblazer Award by the Alliance for Women in Media and she was given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Women Communicators of Austin.

Judy’s long tenure in the Austin area has led to an extensive network of contacts and lasting connections with many key community organizations and leaders.

When she’s not at work as a storyteller and on-air host, she enjoys yoga, hiking, swimming and Austin’s vibrant live music scene. She and her husband, Thad, have two grown daughters, a very spoiled beagle and a 20 year old cat.

Judy with legendary journalist Dan Rather, Academy-Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey & worldwide yoga sensation Adriene Mishler.