Preview: Ron Oliveira, KEYE-The changing world of broadcast news

On Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 9:30 A.M. in OM 234, Ron Oliveira will be speaking about where broadcast news is now and its future.

Ron Oliveira is an award-winning journalist and has spent the past 30 years working in the television industry.

Oliveira started his career as a television news anchor in 1977 at KGBT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Harlingen, Texas. In 1980 he moved to Austin where he eventually became lead anchor for KVUE, the ABC affiliate.

In 1994, Ron expanded his career in television when he started and became co-owner of KNVA TV, the Warner Brothers affiliate in Austin. Then in 1999, he helped launch and became co-owner of KTLM TV, a Telemundo affiliate in the Rio Grande Valley.

In 2005, Ron was hired by the CBS network to join the KEYE newsteam in Austin and the KTVT newsteam in Dallas.

Oliveira wants students majoring in communications to be aware of what they will be facing in the industry.

“This is still a great and rewarding business to be involved in, but I want to open up people’s eyes to the realities out there in TV land.”

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