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Hector Perez is a Broadcast Journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2012 he spent nine months as a news intern for KAKW Univision Austin, where he helped produce the station's two daily newscasts. The following summer he spent three and a half months as a news intern for Austin's local NPR affiliate, KUT News. While at KUT he covered a variety of beats, writing content for the All Things Considered and Morning Edition newscasts as well as daily articles for the KUT news blog. Most recently he spent three months as news intern for KEYE TV news. There, he shadowed reporters, producers, and shot numerous stand-ups and anchor sets.

Hector moved to the United States from Bogota, Colombia at the age of nine. He's a fluent bilingual who enjoys running and playing soccer in his spare time.

City Affordable Housing Programs Criticized At Meeting

By Hector Perez


Citizens criticized Austin’s current affordable housing programs at a public hearing held by the city’s Community Development Commission.This was the fourth in a series of hearings seeking input for the city’s community needs assessment.

City Looks To Put Loan Program On Forefront

By Hector Perez


The city’s Economic Development Department is hoping to increase awareness of its Family Business Loan Program by directly reaching out to business owners.The program uses federal money to provide low-interest loans to small local businesses. Vicky Valdez, manager of the program, said the new approach comes from a need to reach owners whose businesses may not allow them the time to learn of the program’s benefits.

Prosecutor Orders Investigation of Colombian ex-president Uribe.

By Hector Perez


A Colombian prosecutor has ordered an investigation of ex-president and current senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez for his possible involvement in the alleged psychological torture of journalist Claudia Julieta Duque. Duque filed charges against Colombia’s now defunct Administrative Department of Security, or DAS for short, in 2004 after receiving numerous....

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Identity Theft - Hector Perez
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After the Urban Rail - Hector Perez
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Affordable Housing Issues - Hector Perez
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Affordable Housing Issues

With rising livings costs and a booming population Austin’s affordable housing programs are a hot topic. I explore the city’s housing situations and talk to those most affected by it.

After the Urban Rail

It was the light rail advertised as Austin’s ONLY hope of decreasing traffic but Austinites said no at the ballot. I look at the failure of the transportation bond--why it was voted down, and where the city goes from here.

Identity Theft

It’s the nation’s fastest growing crime and shows NO signs of slowing down. I explore the realities of identity theft in America and what one UT organization is doing to prevent more victims.

Ryan Ashley Knowles, The Typewriter Poet

If you see him on the streets you may have to look again...his name is is Ryan Ashley Knowles, a man bringing his love for poetry to Austin in a very unique way.

Controversy Over Development in East Austin

If you see him on the streets you may have to look again...his name is is Ryan Ashley Knowles, a man bringing his love for poetry to Austin in a very unique way.

The city of Austin is partnering with Art Alliance Austin to take a new kind of art to the street. It's the Hello Lamp Post Austin program and it's bringing the city's street furniture to life.

Art Program Brings Objects to Life