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Walt Maciborski

Walt Maciborski


Walt Maciborski is a Regional Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award-winning journalist who has worked in network news and major markets from Los Angeles to London.

Walt is currently the main anchor for CBS Austin News. He also created and launched the only ongoing local technology series in Austin called “Tech This Out” highlighting tech in Austin and throughout the state.

Walt has also been on the front lines of major national and international stories. Walt anchored coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games from Sydney, Australia. He also reported and anchored from Superstorm Sandy imbedded with Indiana Task Force 1, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the massive Texas A&M bonfire collapse, and the devastating F-5 tornado that hit Jarrell. Walt also covered then Governor George W. Bush and his run for the White House. A tragic time in Austin Walt says he will never forget is when he anchored extended coverage of the Austin Bomber, bringing the city live, breaking news updates on 19 days of terror as authorities searched for the domestic terrorist.

In addition to his Murrow and Emmy awards Walt is honored to have received the Barbara Jordan Award for his reports on Texans with disabilities.

Walt started his career with ABC Network News in Los Angeles and even spent three months with ABC News working out of the ABC News London Bureau. Walt also worked in major markets with Atlanta’s NBC station WXIA-TV, Tampa’s ABC station WFTS-TV and Indianapolis Fox station WXIN.

Walt grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in broadcast journalism and political science. He says the 2005 National Championship game between USC and the University of Texas was the greatest college football game ever event though his team lost.

Walt (whose last name is pronounced MAC-eh-bor-skee) met his wife Kim in Austin on a blind date and later got married in Austin. They have had some pretty exciting adventures traveling around the country. Kim Maciborski is a successful real estate agent in Austin.

When Walt is not chasing news stories, he is chasing his three sons around the tennis courts or on the golf course. Family and family time is important. In his free time, Walt enjoys his time at church, backyard bbq’s and time at the lake.

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