Meet the Staff

Jonathan Puente

Jonathan Puente

Jonathan Puente is a student at Austin Community College pursuing a certification in Video Technology and Production. He’s a native Austinite who grew up and lives in South Austin. Jonathan enjoys spending time with family (especially over food), catching up with friends while enjoying craft beers, and of course, music and movies. His favorite hobby is drone piloting; flying and capturing unique perspectives at parks and other locations.

Blair Waltman-Alexin

Blair Waltman-Alexin

Blair Waltman-Alexin is Decibel's senior multimedia journalist. Since joining Austin PBS in 2014 she's covered everything from politics and education to bike clubs and the best fried Oreos. In her free time Blair enjoys running with her dog, watching nerdy movies with her husband and wandering around any library that's open.

Briana Senegal

Briana Senegal

Briana Senegal is Decibel’s first reporting intern. Briana is a student at Austin Community College where she is pursuing an associate of applied science degree in streaming television and broadcast production. During her time off, Briana loves creating stickers and recording herself playing video games for her YouTube channel OverthinkingBee alongside her trusty bird side-kick King Jelly.

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.

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.