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Laura Rice

2023 Speaker

Moderator | That’s a Good Question: Navigating Board Dynamics

LAURA RICE is the managing producer for the Texas Standard. Rice wears many hats for Texas Standard, the national daily news show of Texas, heard on 30 public radio stations across the state. Listeners will sometimes hear her hosting or filing reports. More often, her work as managing producer keeps her busy behind the scenes, making editorial decisions about what’s on the program. Rice is also passionate about working with the next generation of journalists through her work leading Texas Standard’s internship program. Rice loves leading special projects for the team – including the National Edward R. Murrow Award-winning documentary Out Of The Blue: 50 Years After The UT Tower Shooting and the Headliners Foundation Storytelling Award-winning documentary The Long Haul: Texas And The Pandemic. She was also awarded a National Edward R. Murrow in innovation for her work chronicling Texans’ efforts to gain access to the COVID-19 vaccine. She graduated from journalism school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned an MA in media studies from the University of Texas at Austin’s department of Radio-Television-Film. Rice is a mom of two who enjoys travel, film and audio books.