People

  • Manager of Business Operations

    Albert, or AJ, began with KUNR in November 2010. He received an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Nevada Reno, in December of 2007.

    Before coming to KUNR, AJ spent seven years in the world of live event production...

  • Underwriting Corporate Support

    Alison works with a variety of businesses, organizations and foundations both non-profit and for-profit here in the Truckee Meadows, providing them with underwriting and corporate support opportunities.

    Before...

  • Health Reporter

    Anh Gray is a health reporter for the KUNR news team and has been with the station since 2014. She is an aluma of the Boston University School of Public Health and Teachers College, Columbia University.

     

    Anh is the recipient of...

  • Benjamin Payne is a contributing reporter and floating host at KUNR. He is currently pursuing his master's degree at the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism, where he also works as a teaching assistant.

    Before...

  • Morning Edition Host and Reporter

    Bree Zender is KUNR's award-winning Morning Edition host, news anchor, and reporter. You may have also heard her on

  • Administrative Assistant

    Cindy joined KUNR in April 2014 as the station’s Administrative Assistant.  She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in history and has lived and worked in the Reno/Sparks area most of her life.  In the past, she has...

  • Digital Services Coordinator

    Crystal (she/her/hers) is a digital services coordinator and joined the KUNR team in 2020. She enjoys leading a viewer through her work by providing well-balanced visuals that tell a story. Crystal finds great joy in working collaboratively and...

  • All Things Considered Host

    Danna has been with KUNR Public Radio since 1995. She started as a weekend announcer, then full time jazz host and in 2008 became the local host for NPR's Morning Edition.

    Danna is a native Nevadan, born in Elko and raised in Winnemucca....

  • Business Operations Assistant

    David began his stint at KUNR in July 2018.

    Before coming to KUNR, he spent the previous 30 years in the book business. After managing, and owning, bookstores for nearly a decade he switched teams and spent the next 20 years in...

  • Radio Host

    Duncan Stewart began his professional radio career at KORK in Las Vegas in 1972. After stops at KHOS-Tucson, KOY-Phoenix, KHYT-Tucson as a morning personality and General Manager, Duncan left radio for two years to become the Director of...

  • Report for America Corps Member

    Lucia Starbuck is a corps member with Report for America focusing on community reporting and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is from Reno and graduated from the...

  • Broadcast Host

    Michele Ravera joined KUNR in 2014 as a volunteer and was added to the part-time broadcast staff in October 2015.

    She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. Her first volunteer...

  • News Director

    Michelle Billman (formerly Bliss) moved to the Silver State from North Carolina where she led the award-winning public radio newsroom in Wilmington. During her time down South, Michelle earned two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for her...

  • Bilingual Contributing Reporter

    Natalie is a freelance journalist and translator based in Reno, Nevada, who reports in English and Spanish. She also works for the nonprofit SembraMedia, supporting independent, digital Spanish-language media in the United States. Previously...

  • Mountain West News Bureau Reporter

    Growing up in Indiana, Noah Glick is a Westerner at heart. As a reporter in Reno, Nevada, he covers issues affecting the Mountain West, including climate change, economics, water rights, energy and culture.

    Outside of work, you might...

  • News Reporter

    Paul grew up in Phoenix and earned his B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University in Alabama where he worked as a producer, editor and local host for Troy Public Radio. Paul then spent several years at Mississippi Public Broadcasting as...

  • Sales Assistant

    Sandy has spent 20 years working in almost every realm of media. She began her career in radio as a sales assistant, but quickly moved on to become a traffic manager for three major radio stations in Reno. Building on her radio experience,...

  • Bilingual Reporter

    Stephanie Serrano is a Latina based in Reno, Nevada, the city where she was born and raised. She joins KUNR as its first bilingual journalist covering both the economy and community stories, with the goal of elevating the voices of...

  • Business Sponsorships

    Theresa works with businesses and community/non-profit organizations to provide underwriting (sponsorship) support for the station.

    Before moving to Reno, she worked in marketing and sales in the California wine industry. Theresa also...

  • Weekend Host

    Tom joined Reno Public Radio in 2008 as Saturday morning host and part-time weekday host.  Tom is a biologist by training, bureaucrat by default, and performer by choice. He has appeared onstage with a number of theater companies in Western...