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.

 

 

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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.  

A recent study found that Nevada needs more skilled workers to fill high-tech jobs for companies like Tesla moving into the region. The labor shortage requires more career-focused education, but there are challenges to overcome, like teacher shortages.

Nevada veterans currently wait an average of 248 days for a disability claim to be completed, making access to VA health care in this state one of the longest hold-ups in the nation.

Nevada receives "C" grade for high number of preterm births

Nov 19, 2014

Earlier this month, Nevada received a “C” grade from the March of Dimes for its high number of preterm births. Statewide about 1 out of every 8 women give birth before their babies reach 37 weeks.

A March of Dimes report found the premature birth rate in Nevada to be 12.6 percent, more than one percent higher than the national average. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths nationwide and the last few weeks in the womb are crucial.

Acccording to a recent study, Nevada doesn’t have enough skilled workers to fill high-tech jobs, like the ones Tesla Motors will need for its gigafactory.  

Flights between Reno and Europe have never been available, but that’s changing next year with nonstop service to and from London. This is part of the Reno airport’s strategy to raise its international profile.

This new addition comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be offering nonstop flights to Guadalajara, Mexico. The flight which is set to begin this December will be the first time in 15 years the airport has offered international travel.

Now that the polls have closed, Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss talks to fellow reporter Will Stone about voter turnout and the GOP's edge statewide.

Republicans across the state continue to outpace Democrats in voter turnout. Overall, statewide turnout is about 36% so far. Given those numbers, Reno Public Radio’s Will Stone reports Democrats here are in danger of losing most of the statewide races and the state senate. 

And Michelle Bliss reports, at polling spots in Reno, most voters have been focused on local races and ballot questions.

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