Bioscience and Medicine Reporter
As a television reporter, Wendy Rigby had the opportunity to cover many different varieties of news stories. she became intrigued with the medical field, and for more than a decade, specialized in health and medical reporting, including stories on clinical treatments, research and health trends.
Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.
Wendy has earned dozens of awards for medical reporting from various state and national organizations including the Texas Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the Dallas Press Club. She has been honored with two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Print and Broadcast Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio. She graduated summa cum laude.
She lives in San Antonio with her husband. Wendy has two adult children and a menagerie of pets. She enjoys music, reading, watching movies, cross-stitching and travel.
Although she cannot offer any official “internships," she would be happy to have people shadow her in order to see how we work. She is also happy to offer writing/editing advice to people who need it. She has worked as a journalist for 30 years. Although she has had no formal medical training, she has a good understanding of how to communicate complicated medical information to a lay audience.