“Austin’s favorite anchor” signs off. After more than three decades, Judy’s departure from the news desk made headlines. Austin Monthly magazine profiled her career on commercial television. Read it here.
KVUE produces a golden anniversary retrospective. In December 2021, when KVUE-TV celebrated its 50th anniversary, Judy was one of the key people featured in the station’s coverage of its history.
A conversation about 10-Won, a documentary Judy produced. After leaving television news in 2014, Judy still felt a calling to tell Austin’s story. She checked one off the bucket list and directed 10-Won, a documentary about the city’s historic shift to single-member districts. It aired on KLRU and screened at local theaters. Judy spoke to Austin’s KUT FM radio about the project.
KEYE viewer honors Judy in song. Austin KEYE news viewer Nancy Turco composed and performed a song in tribute to Judy upon her retirement from KEYE in 2014.
Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Award. Judy was voted “Best TV Anchor” 10 years in a row in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Best of Austin Awards. “There’s something wonderful about having your news anchors actually anchored in the cities they represent. Stories can be reported and details given, but a true understanding of how the news may affect the community is at the heart of Judy Maggio’s reporting—a heart that beats like an Austinite’s through and through.”
The Liz Carpenter Lifetime Achievement Award. Judy was honored by Women Communicators of Austin with the Liz Carpenter Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization’s 41st Banner Brunch in 2014. Prior to the event—a month before Judy’s retirement from KEYE—she spoke with WCA about her career in journalism. Read the interview here.