Ben Philpott Reporter

Ben Philpott is a senior reporter for KUT-FM, Austin's National Public Radio affiliate. He has been covering state politics and dozens of other topics for the station since 2002, during which time he has been recognized for outstanding radio journalism by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, the Houston Press Club and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Before moving to Texas, he worked in public radio in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala., and at several television stations in Alabama and Tennessee. Born in New York City and raised in Chattanooga, Tenn., Philpott graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Recent Contributions

TribCast: Live from the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival

Texas Tribune Festival attendees attended a pre-Festival recording of the TribCast on Oct. 16, 2015. The recording featured special guests from our presidential podcast — The Ticket 2016 — and Reveal, a program from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Texas Tribune Festival attendees attended a pre-Festival recording of the TribCast on Oct. 16, 2015. The recording featured special guests from our presidential podcast — The Ticket 2016 — and Reveal, a program from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Check out the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival's live recording of the TribCast, featuring our presidential podcast (The Ticket 2016), Reveal (a program from the Center for Investigative Reporting) and some extra special guests.