Jerome Weeks is the Senior Arts Reporter/Producer for KERA. Previously at The Dallas Morning News, he was the book columnist for 10 years and the drama critic for ten years before that. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Newsday, American Theatre and Men’s Vogue magazines.
Jerome has won awards for his radio stories, reviews and writings on literature, music, theater and architecture – including five Katie Awards, three Lone Star Awards and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. He earned graduate fellowships at Columbia University and the University of California-Berkeley. He has appeared on Studio 360, C-SPAN’s Booknotes and the PBS documentary Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater. He co-created a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – for clowns. Jerome has been a member of both the National Book Critics Circle and the American Theatre Critics Association, and is currently a fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.