Shields passed away Saturday at 85 due to kidney failure, per CNN.
Woodruff will remain with the program through the 2022 midterms this fall, after which she’ll step down.
Rieger died on Saturday after a battle with Glioblastoma.
Patiño’s appointment is a homecoming as he was on the Austin PBS board between 2013 and 2015.
The report states that the radio station has lost half of its journalists since last February.
PBS is making some changes from within the company as promotions are coming to various people.
“One Day in March” debuts nationwide in May on PBS.
Bennett will work as the anchor of “PBS NewsHour Weekend” starting in April when production of the show heads to WETA from WNET/New York.
Yepsen started serving as host in 2017, but before taking over that position four years ago, he served as a guest panelist for decades.
Smiley purchased KBLA Talk 1580 and debuted the station on Juneteenth. Smiley told the Associated Press that he wants to bring a progressive perspective to the...