Jill Ament

Reporter

Jill Ament is a reporter at KWBU. She hails from right here in Central Texas, growing up down the road in Gatesville. She graduated from Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May of 2012.

Her love for radio reporting and producing began while at Texas State.  She held several roles at the college’s radio station, KTSW 89.9 FM, including assistant news director and reporter. Jill also was a newsroom intern with KUT 90.5 FM and a production intern with KGSR 93.3 in Austin.

Jill’s work has taken her across the country. After college, she went on to intern in New York City with Teach for America’s videography team, filming doc style pieces on new teachers serving in inner city NYC schools. She also just recently completed a 10-month stint of national service with AmeriCorps in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the US, serving as a corps member and media representative. Jill is glad to be back in Texas serving the communities she grew up in.

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Local News
5:52 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Baylor's Traditions Rally Gives Fans Taste of McLane Stadium

Jill Ament

As Game Day nears and after much anticipation -- Baylor’s over $260 million McLane Stadium opened to the public last night for Baylor’s Traditions Rally. 


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Business
5:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

New Research Aims to Keep Women in the IT Field

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A recent study done by Baylor professor Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider is cracking some codes on why women are fleeing rewarding IT jobs – and what needs to change in the industry so they’ll stay.

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Local News
12:42 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Waco PD Seeks More Diversity on Police Force

Jill Ament

One large debate circling around the shooting death of a black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri focuses on the racial makeup of police forces.  The Waco Police Department and community members are trying to ensure the force mirrors the city’s diverse population.


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Education
4:27 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Waco ISD Secures Big Grant Money for Struggling Campuses

Jill Ament

Waco ISD’s STAAR scores showed us that some schools are still struggling. Looking forward, the district is trying to improve behavior and college readiness at some campuses. The district has secured some big grant money to try and do that.


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Local News
5:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

McLennan County's Sheriff Wants To Start A 'Posse'

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara
Jill Ament

Sheriff’s posses aren’t uncommon in Texas, but they usually just make parade appearances and help out at rodeos. McLennan County sheriff Parnell McNamara wants to set up his own posse to help out in emergency situations like last year’s explosion in West. 


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