Joey Lovato

Student Reporter

Joey is a podcaster and producer based in Reno, specializing in long-form storytelling and news-based podcasts. Joey produces his own podcast called Nichepod, as well as two podcasts for The Nevada Independent. You can find Joey working on an audio piece, playing guitar, or hiking in the beautiful Sierra Nevadas. Joey was part of NPR’s NextGeneration Radio program. He has an affinity for public media and has worked with the local PBS station KNPB on the travel show “Wild Nevada.” He also worked at Australian Radio station 4EB FM as a reporter and producer. He is a senior at the Reynolds School of Journalism at UNR, with a focus on multimedia and a minor in economics.

From Ancient Times To A Bar In Reno

Feb 1, 2018
Jacob Solis

Monopoly saw its biggest year of sales in 2014 after being around for almost 80 years. That’s according to a consumer reporting agency called Technavio. This is just one example of how the board game industry is growing.

Niche Podcast is a local podcast focusing on unique hobbies and interests. Hosts Joey Lovato and Paolo Zialcita recently visited The Glass Die, a board game bar in Reno.

Niche Podcast

One of our community partners, Niche Podcast, profiles local people with unique passions. In this episode, they talk to Josh Dills, who owns a homebrew store in Sparks, to learn more about his hobby-turned-business.

Brewing beer at home is a growing trend nationwide and in Northern Nevada.

If Reno Were A Coffee, What Kind Would It Be?

Sep 21, 2017
Niche Podcast

From time to time, KUNR likes to highlight some of the work being done by our community partners. That includes Niche Podcast, which profiles people in Reno with unique passions and hobbies, like Joe Marino, who owns a local coffee shop in MidTown. Contributor David Calvert stopped by the shop to learn more about Joe's business and his story.

Marino owns Blue Whale Coffee Company in MidTown Reno, one of many small, local coffee shops popping up in the city.

Joey Lovato

Emanuele Ziaco used to live in an Italian city older than the Bible, but in 2012 he moved to Reno to study trees. 

Niche Podcast highlights people in Reno with unique passions and hobbies, including Paul Mitchell. He's a journalism professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, but he's also a Hot Wheels fiend.

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