Kate McGee, KUT News

Kate is the education reporter at KUT, covering the Austin Independent School District, local public education, higher education, and some business and healthcare. Born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn and New Jersey, Kate got her public radio start at Fordham University's WFUV, where she is a proud graduate. Her voice has been heard on the East and West coasts as a reporter and producer for WNYC and KUNR in Reno, Nevada.

Kate has won two Gracie Allen awards and a national Society of Professional Journalists award. Her work has also appeared on NPR's Morning Edition.  In her spare time, Kate enjoys discovering new music, traveling and trying local beers. 

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6:55 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Texas Tragedy Reinforces Sense Of Community

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 1:32 pm



Let's go back now to the town of West, Texas. It was the scene of dramatic news on Wednesday and Thursday, as a fertilizer plant there caught fire and then exploded, leveling dozens of nearby homes and buildings in this small city just north of Waco. Authorities are still not sure how many people died. An investigation is continuing into the cause of the blast which injured at least 160 people.

Kate McGee, of member station KUT, reports that for many, the tragedy has only reinforced a sense of community.

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