KERA Hires Doualy Xaykaothao

KERA listeners know the name Doualy Xaykaothao even if they don’t recognize it. That’s because it looks funny. But it sounds like this: “Dwah-hlee Sigh-kow-tao.” Xaykaothao filed NPR reports from Asia. Now she’s a senior reporter for KERA. One might wonder why one of the Babes of NPR would take a job in Dallas. Rumor has it that she took the gig for two reasons. 1) She was impressed with the vibrant Laotian dining scene here. 2) The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

6 comments on “KERA Hires Doualy Xaykaothao

  1. Actually, there’s another good reason she took the job: it’s a homecoming. Xaykaothao is a graduate of Duncanville High.

  2. I have listened to her for years. She is a true professional. What an honor to have her here. It has to be the bridge.

  3. It’s great to see KERA refresh their news team with this and other recent hires. It was long overdue. Now, I’d really like to see some differentiation in their reporting. I don’t want to read the same angle I’m seeing in the Dallas Morning News, for example. A little provocation would be nice every once in a while, too.