Bettie Cross was born and raised in Texas and loves living in Austin. She says she made a mistake many years ago when she left Texas for an anchoring job in Des Moines, Iowa. She and her husband could not wait to get back. They learned during those three years how important it is to be near family and friends and how much they love everything about Texas.
Bettie holds a degree in political science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In college, she thought she wanted to specialize in political reporting, but later realized she was even more interested in consumer news.
Bettie has spent 25 years covering news in Texas and has had the privilege of covering many stories that had a big impact on the state. One that stands out to her is covering the 51-day Branch Davidian standoff near Waco from start to finish. She also enjoyed the challenge of covering the Pope`s visit to San Antonio and both of Kenneth McDuff`s capital murder trials. She was selected "Texas AP Reporter of the Year" in 1995 and again in 2014. In addition, she has won several Associated Press awards for breaking news coverage and feature reporting.
Bettie is also a cinephile. A fancy word that just means she loves going to the movies. She's seen so many, and many repeatedly, that she now writes reviews for keyetv.com. Check out Bettie's Box Office to see if the latest films are worth a full price ticket or if you should just wait and rent the DVD.