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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Health
2:16 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Mobile Veggie Van Targets Waco Food Deserts

Elm Ave.
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Waco’s World Hunger Relief farm works on projects to combat hunger around the world. And in Waco, the farm has created community gardens in vacant lots and local schools. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, the farm is getting ready to launch a new local project – aiming to make fresh fruits and vegetables an affordable and mobile commodity.


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Texas News
10:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Gov. Perry, Czech PM Join for More Groundbreaking in West

Gov. Perry, Prime Minister Sobotka and Chairman of the American Friends of the Czech Republic, Fred Malek, participate in the groundbreaking.
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The City of West is taking yet another step towards rebuilding after last year’s fertilizer plant explosion. On Thursday they broke ground on the new West Sokol gym. And as Jill Ament reports, Governor Rick Perry and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic were in attendance.


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Art and Culture
4:25 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Growing Downtown Farmers Market Celebrates 3 Years

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This weekend is the third anniversary of the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, the market has grown over the years and now attracts vendors from all over Central Texas.


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Education
4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Over a Year after Devastating Blast, West ISD Breaks Ground on New Schools

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The road to recovery after the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in April of 2013 continues for the city of West. Today West ISD officially broke ground on their new middle and high school campus – two schools destroyed by the deadly blast.


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Education
3:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Apple Tech Grant Awarded to Waco Schools

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Four Waco elementary schools will receive iPads and computers through a grant from Apple. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, it’s part of an effort to even out the playing field for students who might not have access to technology at home.


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