Neal Spelce

Neal Spelce’s six-decade career has been distinguished by successes in radio, television, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations, broadcast program syndication, public speaking, and consulting. He was a legendary news anchor and news director for KTBC-TV in Austin who gained national recognition for his on-the-scene live coverage of the UT Tower Sniper mass murders. He was a close associate of and spokesperson for President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson. He was CEO of the company that produced the award-winning syndicated TV news programs “An American Moment™ with Charles Kuralt” and “An American Moment™ with James Earl Jones.” He has won numerous awards for his work in journalism and public relations, including the nation’s top award for radio news reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Austin Advertising Federation, the Lifetime Trailblazer Award from the American Women in Radio and Television, and the Texas Headliners award for news reporting. Spelce also was named Austin’s Most Worthy Citizen in recognition of his extensive civic and charitable work. Named an Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communication, he holds three UT communications degrees in Radio/TV, Journalism and Speech. UT named the Neal Spelce Broadcast Journalism Studio in his honor.

Books by Neal Spelce
With the Bark Off: A Journalist’s Memories of LBJ and a Life in the News Media