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Friday, August 20, 2021

Wes Rapaport leaves Nexstar Austin Bureau

Wes Rapaport, Texas Capitol Correspondent in the Nexstar Austin Bureau, is leaving the TV news biz to work for the Texas Division of Emergency Management as a Media and Communications Officer.

"For as long as I can remember, I’ve set out to help people," Rapaport tweeted. "Looking forward to continuing pursuit of my goal to share stories. Thrilled to share I’ve joined @TDEM as Media & Communications  Officer. Excited for this next chapter of aiding Texans prepare for & respond to disasters."

Since 2017, the award-winning journalist covered the Texas Legislature in Austin for 14 stations in Texas according to his bio.

Prior to Austin, Rapaport worked as a reporter/MMJ at KAMC Lubbock for two years.

The Chapman University grad interned with NBC Nightly News.  This was not his introduction to broadcasting though.  Rapaport also worked as a camera operator for sporting and civic events in California. 

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