Ashley Lopez


Recipient of the BEST RADIO REPORTER award in The Charles E. Green Awards (2018)

Ashley Lopez
KUT News Radio

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Judge’s Comments:

Ashley Lopez of KUT-FM in Austin gets out into the community to get citizen comment on issue large and small and uses interviews and ambient sound to capture the mood of the moment for her listeners to "live" the story.

Bill McCloskey

Judge Bio:

Bill McCloskey started in radio news in Philadelphia in 1961, sharpening pencils and changing Teletype ribbons at WIP. After service as an Army PIO in Vietnam, he returned to Metromedia Radio and was assigned as news director at WASH-FM in Washington, D.C. He moved to the TV side at WTTG in 1972, returned to WASH, then joined The Associated Press Radio Network as assistant managing editor in 1975. Eleven years later he embarked on a public relations career, retiring from BellSouth when it was purchased by AT&T in 2008. He is a former national board member of the Society of Professional Journalists and is on the board of the Sigma Delta Chi scholarship granting foundation in Washington.

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