Anh Gray

Health Reporter

Anh Gray is a health reporter for the KUNR news team. She joined the station in 2014 as a producer. She has graduate degrees in public health from Boston University and in education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

In 2017, Anh received an award from the Associated Press Television Radio Association (APTRA) for best reporter. That year, Anh covered a variety of pressing public health issues like health care reform, the opioid epidemic and disease outbreaks. Other APTRA honors in the last several years include first place for spot news for her production of an anti-campus gun carry protest and second place for best public service reporting on her coverage of the opioid epidemic. Anh was also a contributing reporter for two series that won regional Edward R. Murrow awards: one on electric car maker, Tesla, and another on the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Nevada.

 

The International Center For Journalists-United Nations Foundation selected Anh in 2016 for a fellowship focusing on sustainable development issues. She attended the UN General Assembly and met with experts. As a result of this experience, Anh produced several stories covering access to health care for Syrian refugees in Northern Nevada, the lack of Native American doctors in the region and the rising concern of antimicrobial resistance.

 

Health policy, access to health care, and community health issues are Anh’s primary interests. She also enjoys covering innovations in the prevention of disease and the promotion of wellness. Those stories include nutrition, evidence-based health initiatives and medical breakthroughs.

 

Her home life is filled with the mayhem and laughter of three children, who also happen to be huge public radio fans. When not chasing after her next radio story, Anh enjoys spending time with her family hiking along the scenic trails around Lake Tahoe or taking off on weekned road trips.

 

 

This week, Nevada lawmakers passed Senate Bill 37, allowing the state to track the movements of criminals who have been granted parole or probation using GPS technology.

Tod Story is with the ACLU of Nevada. Speaking with KNPR, he says tracking parolees is unconstitutional because it presumes they are guilty unless proven innocent.

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Women-owned businesses in Nevada are growing faster in number and employment than other companies, according to a  2013 American Express studyJimmy Beans Wool started as a small yarn business in 2002 by knitting enthusiast Laura Zander. Last year, the company’s revenue exceeded $8 million.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with Zander.

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Tesla and other big companies get most of the attention in Northern Nevada, but, actually, small business accounts for more than 40 percent of the state’s employment. Reno Chef Mark Estee, who owns Campo and the newly opened Provisions, is one of those job creators.  Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray sat down with Estee to learn more.

Several non-profit agencies have 24 hours to count the number of homeless young people in Washoe County. KUNR's Anh Gray talks with a former resident of a home run by the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project, Miesha Mack, and the organization’s Executive Director Monica Dupea.

Traci Davis became interim superintendent for Washoe County Schools when Pedro Martinez was relieved of his duties last summer. It was a decision by the board of trustees that kicked off a long and costly legal process for the district.

Davis delivered her state of education address Thursday night and joins Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray to talk about goals for 2015 and the obstacles standing ahead.

A district attorney in Northern Nevada says medical marijuana poses a new threat to public safety. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports it’s at the top of the list for Washoe County at an upcoming summit hosted by the state’s attorney general.

Sheriffs, chiefs and district attorneys from across the state will come together at the event in early February to collaborate on ways to make their communities safer.

Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks will share what he’s learned from other states about the public safety issues caused by marijuana.

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At-risk youth, like kids who are homeless or have aged out of foster care, face considerable obstacles--they often lack educational training and most don’t have family support to fall back on.

To offer support, a residential home for at-risk youth in downtown Reno called the Eddy House, is setting up a drop-in center that'll open in March.

Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talked to the nonprofit’s founder, Lynette Eddy, who is also a social worker, to learn more.

The holidays often involve joyful celebrations for many, but starting next week, the Reno Police Department expects to receive an uptick in domestic violence calls. The need for help from local support groups also goes up this season.

Last year Reno Police saw a 40% increase in domestic violence reports on Christmas day and the week leading up to it.   

The recent police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked demonstrations nationwide.

In light of that situation, the Reno Police Department is stepping up their efforts to reach out to businesses and residents to build stronger community relationships, but the Reno-Sparks NAACP says that’s not enough.

Several officers are gathered at a bakery in South Reno, but they’re not investigating a crime.

A Nevada audit recently revealed that the department of education takes too much time to revoke the licenses of teachers who’ve been arrested for a variety of offenses, including sex crimes.  The average wait time is more than a year.

The audit examined 13 cases last year in which a person holding a Nevada education license was arrested for a crime, after which the state took up to 1,200 days to revoke their license.  

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