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Joey Lovato

Contributor And Media Partner

Before taking over the production of multimedia content at The Nevada Independent in 2018, Joey was their first intern, serving during the 2017 legislative session. He helped launch The Indy's two podcasts, IndyMatters and Cafecito Con Luz.

His leadership and production skills spurred The Nevada Independent to a first place award for Best Podcast from the Nevada Press Association in 2019.

Prior to working at The Nevada Independent, Joey interned at KUNR Public Radio where he helped launch the station's first podcast. He also has worked at KNPB (Reno Public Broadcasting) on the TV show Wild Nevada.

Joey produces two podcasts of his own called Niche and Residual Culture. He also was part of NPR's Next Generation Radio program, producing a story that aired on NPR stations in Nevada. He also worked at Australian Radio station 4EB FM as a reporter and producer in 2016. Joey was a member of the 2018 KUNR Public Radio team that won a regional Murrow award for Priced Out, an investigative series on affordable housing.

Joey graduated from UNR with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in economics. When he is not working on podcasts, he likes to hike, play board games and pet cats and dogs — especially the two unofficial mascots of The Indy, Macy and Moby. He also loves to talk about multimedia. Feel free to send him any tech questions you have, from gear to the video and audio editing process.