About Judy Maggio

For 40 years, Judy Maggio has been a sought-after storyteller, communicator, moderator and broadcaster in Central Texas. Since stepping down from the anchor desk, she continues to pursue those passions through Judy Maggio Media. In her four decades as a journalist and broadcaster in Austin, Judy has built her brand on trust, accuracy and service to the community.

Most recently, Judy served as editorial director of news and public affairs at Austin PBS affiliate KLRU-TV (2016–20), where she launched Decibel, a digital-first community journalism project. Judy pioneered live-stream interviews for the show, and anchored

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and produced the documentary-style news broadcast. She also developed ATX Together, a public affairs/interview program focused on timely community issues.

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Judy with legendary news anchor Dan Rather, Academy-Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and worldwide yoga sensation Adriene Mishler.

 

Prior to her work at PBS, Judy served as managing editor and co-anchor of the nightly newscasts on both KVUE-TV ABC (1981–2003) and KEYE-TV CBS (2003–14). Her work in commercial television in Austin spanned 33 years and she earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues and the community. Judy 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 was bestowed 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.

 

In addition to projects developed through Judy Maggio Media, Judy currently co-hosts ATX Good News with Leslie Rhode, a former KXAN-TV NBC Austin news anchor. ATX Good

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News is an online news platform focused solely on positive, uplifting stories in Austin that are designed to inspire and bring people together during these divisive times.

 

Judy is also a popular moderator, master of ceremonies and host. For five years, she hosted the monthly Engage Breakfast Series for Leadership Austin, leading an hour-long conversation with local thought-leaders and experts about key community topics.

 

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