Meet Eva Ruth Moravec, SPJ’s November Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to Eva Ruth Moravec, SPJ’s November Volunteer of the Month!
Eva Ruth helped revive the San Antonio Pro chapter several years ago, along with the help of a great team of officers and new members. Serving as chapter president, Eva Ruth has kept the chapter together and moving forward. In just two short years, the chapter has revived its Gridiron show, raising thousands of dollars for scholarships, and it hosted the Region 8 conference in 2013. In addition, Eva Ruth has been successful recruiting broadcast members and freelancers to the local board, all while working full time as a county government reporter for the San Antonio Express-News.
“Eva Ruth brought the San Antonio chapter back from the brink,” said national SPJ board member Kym Fox. “Eva Ruth is tireless in her efforts to keep the San Antonio chapter vital!”
Please join us in congratulating Eva Ruth for her hard work and commitment to SPJ!
Eva Ruth Moravec
Eva Ruth Moravec is a county government reporter for the daily San Antonio Express-News, covering Bexar County government and other local and regional political news. She spent time during the last legislative session working for Hearst’s Austin bureau, and prior to joining the politics team, spent five years on the crime beat, covering breaking, investigative and enterprise news. She’s a regular contributor to several San Antonio Express-News blogs and is a prolific Twitter user with more than 4,000 followers. After her first year at the Express-News, Moravec’s peers selected her to win the annual Phillip True Award for online journalism.
Moravec received a bachelor’s of science in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the person to blame for resurrecting San Antonio’s SPJ chapter after several dormant years, and serves as the chapter president and one of three co-producers for the annual Gridiron show, which raises money for SPJ scholarships. View her portfolio on Muckrack.com.
Do you know an outstanding SPJ volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty? Nominate him or her for our December Volunteer of the Month by emailing your nomination to president-elect Dana Neuts at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 10.
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