7/7/2011 1:54 PM
A fixture in the Capitol Press Corps is joining the Texas Association of Business, effective Aug. 1. For the past 18 years, Robert Wood has covered the Capitol for radio, both for KLBJ-AM and for the Texas State Network. He is known and respected throughout the Capitol for the insightful questions he asks at news conferences. (For those not in the press, it's a lot more difficult than it seems to come up with perfect questions spontaneously.) His presence in the press ranks will be missed.
“We are very pleased with the energy that Robert is going to bring to the job of getting our message out to both the public and to our members,” said Texas Association of Business President Bill Hammond. “He’s one of the longest serving members of the press corps, and we are happy to have someone with that kind media and communications background join the TAB.”
“I’ve been doing radio for a long time and have been in a comfort zone and I thought it was time to shake things up and take on a new challenge and responsibilities,” said Wood. “ I am very excited about my new position and can’t wait to get to work telling the story of Texas business and the good things the business community and our members are doing for this state.”