Kris Hooks Joins CapRadio as a News Editor
Sacramento, CA – August 5, 2020: Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) welcomes Kris Hooks to the newsroom as its new News Editor.
Prior to joining CapRadio, Hooks worked as a senior digital editor in Sacramento, overseeing abc10.com content and developing the KXTV-ABC10 daily newsletter. He also has experience as a freelance writer focusing on race, culture and education for the local alt-weekly Sacramento News & Review and a digital content producer at KTXL-FOX40.
“Kris holds a deep passion for Sacramento, its history and news culture, and he will be a tremendous asset to the newsroom,” said Nick Miller, CapRadio’s managing editor of news. “He’ll be working closely with reporters and listening deeply to our audience, and I’m excited to watch him lead our team during this historic moment and beyond.”
As a news editor, Hooks will help oversee daily content creation, working with broadcast and digital teams on planning and editing, and collaborating with reporters to help them bring focus to their work. He’ll also be doing some reporting of his own and overseeing the occasional special project. Hooks will be joined by a number of new additions to the news and programming teams at CapRadio, bringing a variety of fresh perspectives to its coverage.
CapRadio serves California’s Capital region, Central Valley and Sierra Nevada as the public-supported alternative to for-profit media. As the NPR-member station based in Sacramento, CapRadio connects with communities through seven broadcast stations, live streaming, podcasts, digital communities, live experiences and more. Known for its award-winning newsroom, CapRadio is recognized as a leader in community-engaged journalism and state government reporting, and CapRadio Music is the exclusive broadcast source of classical and jazz in the region. With more than 500,000 weekly listeners on-air and online, CapRadio provides a trusted and indispensable source of information, music and events.