Currently, Kevin Benz is Editor-in-Chief of CultureMap Austin, a daily digital magazine covering issues of lifestyle and culture in Austin, Texas. Most of his career has been in broadcast journalism as an award-winning news photographer at KTBC-TV in Austin, then WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, and KPRC-TV in Houston. Benz returned to Austin and KTBC, where he became Assistant News Director. In 1999 he launched the 24-hour news channel, News 8 Austin, and was News Director there for more than 11 years. Under his guidance, News 8 Austin received national recognition and numerous awards.
Benz is the current Chairman of the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (formerly RTNDA) National Board, and recently served as Chairman of the Texas Associated Press Broadcaster’s Board of Directors.