Crystal Willis

Digital Editor

Crystal (she/her/hers) is a digital editor 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 toward a collective vision.

Crystal holds a formal education in digital media that spans across the University of Nevada, Reno, Università degli Studi di Torino, and 국민대학교. She has also worked in visual communications for both the private and public sectors.

Outside of work, Crystal is an ice cream enthusiast who agrees “it’s never too early for ice cream.” She’s also an avid knitter, sci-fi buff, and art history aficionado who can be found pedaling around Northern Nevada on two wheels.

KUNR 2020 voter guide. Illustration of a ballot being placed into a box. A pencil and a roll of stickers are in front of the box.
Crystal Willis / KUNR

The 2020 elections are a critical opportunity for voters across Northern Nevada to cast their ballots in support of the leadership they want to see at the local, state, and national levels on many issues, including public health, criminal justice reform and affordable housing.

KUNR’s local voter guide is meant to introduce you to candidates for several local races that impact your community, so you can make empowered decisions. We commend your efforts to be informed and participate in the democratic process.

KUNR Journalism News Awards 2019 and 2020. A collage of photos and illustrations from KUNR stories that have been recognized by the 2019 Associated Press Radio and Television Association for radio two division or 2020 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Crystal Willis / KUNR

The KUNR newsroom has earned several awards from multiple contests for work produced by its reporters, editors, digital staff members, and student reporters in 2019. 

Una Guía: Cómo Participar En El Caucus De Nevada

Feb 19, 2020

Corbin Allred, Dan Ackroyd, Jeff Griffin, Lauren Bacall, Robin Holabird and Kirk Douglas talking with each other.
Courtesy of Robin Holabird

Robin Holabird has reviewed movies for KUNR for over 30 years. During this time, she has been a vital contributor to the Nevada film community. In light of the recent passing of Kirk Douglas, a world-renowned actor, Holabird reflected on a memory she shared with Douglas: