Meet the Staff

Samantha Guzman

Samantha Guzman

Samantha Guzman is the executive editor of Decibel. Sam joined the Austin PBS staff in 2018 as the science and technology reporter and later transitioned into working on the Decibel team. Before working at Austin PBS, Sam worked for KERA in Dallas. She loves all things Beyoncé, reading and spending time with her two dogs and husband.

Blair Waltman-Alexin

Blair Waltman-Alexin

Blair is from Oklahoma, but don't hold that against her. She jumped at the chance to get back into the PBS world and joined Austin PBS as their news videographer. When she's not working on a story, Blair enjoys running with her dog, not running with her husband and generally wasting time at Book People.

Joe Rocha

Joe Rocha

Joe Rocha is a producer and videographer for Decibel. He's originally from South San Antonio but has lived in Austin since 2002. Joe has worked on projects ranging from the nationally-aired PBS show BBQ with Franklin to the Emmy award-winning series Austin Revealed. In his personal life, he loves globe-trotting with his wife, Emily, and taking his kids, Ella Jane and Rafael, to Austin City Limits tapings. Joe is also a guitarist and keyboardist in the local band, Cecilia + the Broken Hearts.

Alex Wolff

Alex Wolff

Alex Wolff is an Austin PBS staff videographer with a diverse studio and field production background. After 10 years in L.A., including five years with TMZ, Alex moved to Buda, Texas with his wife Kristen and dog, Caleb, where he became a homeowner, breakfast taco connoisseur and proud member of the Decibel news team. Alex has a borderline-obsessive relationship with hockey, Seinfeld and home cooking.

Krystal Cruz

Krystal Cruz

Krystal “KC” Cruz is a Queer-Latinx storyteller from Brownsville, Texas. They graduated from the journalism and radio-television-film programs at The University of Texas at Austin. Entering the workforce mid global pandemic, KC is eager to help underrepresented communities tell their stories as a videographer with Decibel. When they’re not obsessively editing their work, they like to talk about podcasts, horror movies and thriller novels that keep them up at night.

Pete Ramirez

Pete Ramirez

Pete Ramirez hails from Edinburg, Texas and is Decibel’s audience engagement intern. Ramirez is a student at Austin Community College where he is pursuing his associate degree in journalism. At ACC, Ramirez is also the editor-in-chief of the school’s student-run news organization, ACCENT. During his time off, Ramirez enjoys capturing moments of the world around him through photography, taking his two mini-Australian shepherds for hikes around town and sharing meals with his partner at all the best vegan restaurants in Austin.