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Lexy Cruz

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Dallas, TX
News Producer — KDFW-TV (Dallas, TX)
As seen in: KDFW-TV (Dallas, TX)
Covers:  techonology, south carolina politics, health, georgia politics, georgia, education, social media, south carolina, augusta, the masters

@ItsJakeYoung's wife. @FOX4 News Producer. Sweet tweets for the kids. #TCU

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Biography

I hope to always find myself in a digital-first, ethical and innovative newsroom ready to take on challenges with people who are not afraid to fail.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Producer at WRDW News 12 in Augusta, GA.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, for car title work with my mom back in the day.

How is social media changing news?

Social media gives the audience one place to aggregate their news. Being first on their timeline can seem important, but it's not everything.

Texas APME Headliners Excellence in Journalism Awards

2013 - Star Breaking News Report of the Year
"This is how you cover breaking news. More than a dozen students swept up in a complex drug sting at a private Christian university -- the Daily Skiff has it covered. A solid main story with five strong sidebars and OK info graphics makes this the obvious choice." - Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot

College Media Association Pinnacle Award

2012 - Breaking News on the Web
While Editor of TCU 360, I led the newsroom covering TCU's drug bust, a 6-month investigation. Updating our website with information as it trickled in was our biggest accomplishment. We put raw documents online as soon as we got our hands on them. Several reporters cranked out different stories about the effects on campus, the athletics department, student, alum and faculty reaction.