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KERA News reporter Kailey Broussard poses in a green tweed suit, red button-down shirt holding a brown coffee mug.

Kailey Broussard

Report for America Corps Member

Kailey Broussard covers Arlington, one of the country's largest news deserts, for KERA News and the Texas Newsroom through Report for America. Kailey moved to the region in May 2020 and initially reported for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

As the only full-time reporter in the 50th largest city in the United States, Kailey has covered a little of everything, including local elections, COVID-19 pandemic response and rapid city redevelopment.

Kailey holds a master's in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and a bachelor's from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During their time in graduate school, Kailey reported on federal environmental policy for Arizona PBS, federal disaster response for Carnegie-Knight News21 and pedestrian deaths in the southwestern United States for PBS Newshour and the Los Angeles Times. In Louisiana, Kailey worked for The Advocate, the state's largest daily newspaper, as a digital content editorial intern and freelance reporter in her home region of Acadiana.

Kailey is passionate about local news that helps people make informed decisions in their communities. Help them cover yours by reaching out on Twitter @KaileyBroussard or emailing them at