Jill Ament


Jill Ament is a reporter at KWBU. She hails from right here in Central Texas, growing up down the road in Gatesville. She graduated from Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May of 2012.

Her love for radio reporting and producing began while at Texas State.  She held several roles at the college’s radio station, KTSW 89.9 FM, including assistant news director and reporter. Jill also was a newsroom intern with KUT 90.5 FM and a production intern with KGSR 93.3 in Austin.

Jill’s work has taken her across the country. After college, she went on to intern in New York City with Teach for America’s videography team, filming doc style pieces on new teachers serving in inner city NYC schools. She also just recently completed a 10-month stint of national service with AmeriCorps in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the US, serving as a corps member and media representative. Jill is glad to be back in Texas serving the communities she grew up in.

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“Property taxes are the most vilified thing that our state government does.”

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A political shift in Texas means Republicans may have to work harder to keep their seats.

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As the new legislative session gets underway, one Texas lawmaker is trying to changeregulations of the state’s natural gas industry, in light of a series of explosions and deaths tied to pipeline leaks that took place over a decade.

Full story on Texas Standard.

Jill Ament

Waco’s World Hunger Relief farm works on projects to combat hunger around the world. And in Waco, the farm has created community gardens in vacant lots and local schools. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, the farm is getting ready to launch a new local project – aiming to make fresh fruits and vegetables an affordable and mobile commodity.