Emmy Award winning journalist Ashley Goudeau is currently a weekend morning anchor and the political reporter for KVUE News in Austin, Texas.
A Houston native, Ashley’s love of journalism started at a young age when she routinely called family members to conduct "news interviews." That love of news followed her into high school where she enrolled in broadcast journalism classes.
Ashley continued her journalism studies at the Dan Rather School of Communications at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. There she served as the main anchor, reporter and news director for KSHU Channel 7 news, Huntsville’s only local TV news source, before graduating Cum Laude from SHSU.
Goudeau returned to Houston, becoming an assignment editor for KIAH-CW. A few months later, Central Texas came calling. Ashley was the senior reporter at KCEN in the Waco-Temple-Killeen market where she covered an array of stories, from Baylor sports to high profile murder cases. She also covered the tragic Fort Hood massacre, providing live coverage for her station as well as MSNBC.
In November 2011, Ashley was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lone Star Chapter for a story she wrote and produced on people who hack into video baby monitor systems.
That next year, Ashley’s career brought her to our state Capitol where she joined the KVUE News team.
In 2015, Ashley’s work on the deadly South by Southwest crash was honored by the Texas Associated Press. That year she was also named an Emerging Business Leader by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce.
At the conclusion of her coverage of the 2017 Texas Legislative Session and Special Session, Goudeau was appointed to the Elections Advisory Commission by Speaker of the House Joe Straus. She was also included in the 2017 inaugural edition of “Achievements in Black Austin,” a book recognizing the work of individuals in Austin’s Black community.
When she’s not chasing news, Ashley enjoys exploring Austin’s food scene with her fiancé Brian, volunteering with her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serving with Polished.