Know My Neighborhood: KSAT launches project to listen to and spotlight communities around San Antonio

‘A deep dive into issues on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis’

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If you want to know the feel of a neighborhood, it’s always good to get a guided tour by people who know it best, and that’s exactly what KSAT plans to do on every one of our “Know My Neighborhood” episodes.

KSAT 12 is launching the new multiplatform project on Wednesday, Oct. 18, and it will focus on neighborhoods around San Antonio.

The series begins with Westwood Square, with Alamo Ranch as the focus of episode 2.

Our newsroom is dedicated to listening to members of our community and letting them set the agenda for our coverage.

The first episode will air during a takeover of the KSAT 12 News broadcast at 6 p.m. on Oct. 18, anchored by Steve Spriester and Myra Arthur. will also feature an interactive page that presents the stories from the project.

“This is a grassroots effort to tell the stories, the hopes and the fears of the people we serve, through the storytelling of the KSAT News Team,” Spriester said. “What we hope is that while we may be separated by miles, or blocks, or even city limits, there is much more that unites us and our dreams for our community’s future, than what divides us.”

The team behind the project described it as “a deep dive into issues on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.”

KSAT will feature other neighborhoods around the San Antonio area in the coming months.

“The bottom line for me is these are our viewers and they have stories to tell that are Uber Local,” said Spriester. “I’m not talking about a tree that hangs over a property line, but things like fears they will be priced out of their homes, that code compliance isn’t doing its job, and the desire that they know the police officers that patrol their neighborhoods. There are great stories to tell, and I think we should tap into the neighborhoods to help us tell them.”

About the Authors:

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Myra Arthur is passionate about San Antonio and sharing its stories. She graduated high school in the Alamo City and always wanted to anchor and report in her hometown. Myra anchors KSAT News at 6:00 p.m. and hosts and reports for the streaming show, KSAT Explains. She joined KSAT in 2012 after anchoring and reporting in Waco and Corpus Christi.