Sylvia Komatsu (Moderator)
Chief Content and Diversity Officer
Nilufer Arsala (KXT)
Nilufer Arsala is Manager of Radio Operations for KERA and KXT. She is also host of The KXT Local Show, and produces KERA’s Arts Minute. An Oklahoma native who has lived in Texas since 2008, she has worked professionally in radio broadcasting for about 20 years, gaining experience in multiple formats at stations in Texas and Oklahoma. Nil is a proud Comet; she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2016 with a B.A. in Emerging Media & Communication. Nil has a cool kid who loves books, a guard dog named Max and three cats who are living their best lives.
Amy Bishop (WRR)
Amy Bishop is the midday host and marketing manager of WRR, whose radio career began as a student at the University of North Texas. Before finding her home in classical radio, she worked as a news radio anchor/airborne traffic reporter in the DFW market. She fell in love with public media when she took a job as a classical host/arts journalist at Houston Public Media for five years. She is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady and lifelong Anglophile.
Anne Bothwell (KERA Arts and ArtsAccess)
Anne Bothwell is Vice President, Arts at KERA, the public radio and television station for North Texas. She oversees local arts, music and culture content on a variety of station platforms, including KERA FM, artandseek.org, kxt.org and keranews.org. She works closely with Arts Access, a new arts journalism collaboration between KERA and The Dallas Morning News. KERA’s arts journalists have won numerous awards for their work, including a national Edward R. Murrow award for video. Anne got her start as an arts editor in newspapers, with stints at The Dallas Morning News and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has a journalism degree from Northwestern University. She, her husband and her 7-pound Shih Tzu enjoy exploring their new neighborhood, near Kiest Park in Dallas.
Kaysie Ellingson (KERA Video)
Kaysie Ellingson is the managing producer of video for KERA. She came to North Texas after spending five years in Lubbock, where she served in many roles at Texas Tech Public Media, including social media manager, video producer and news director. Prior to that, she lived in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a video producer for Alaska Public Media. Kaysie is a Southern California-native. She spent time after college serving in the Peace Corps and eventually earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. She’s excited to tell the stories of Texans in and around the North Texas communities!