Paul Boger

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 the legislative and education reporter. His work there was featured on several NPR newscasts, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, PBS Newshour and the BBC.

He’s also collaborated with the NPR Ed and the Southern Education Desks on stories that have aired across the Southeast. That work has earned Paul several Mississippi AP Broadcasters Association Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Paul is looking forward to calling Reno his new home. When he’s not working you can find him and his wife, Lynsey, playing with their dog, Hank. He also enjoys reading, running, hiking, camping, playing board games, collecting postcards, road tripping and, of course, listening to public radio and podcasts.

Paul Boger

Nevada's new Democratic Governor, Steve Sisolak, is calling on lawmakers to increase funding for public schools, protect the Affordable Care Act, and pass gun control measures as part of his first State of the State Address.

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California's new governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom, says he plans to push back against President Donald Trump, while at the same time making healthcare affordable to all families and bridging the urban/rural divide in the country's most populous state.

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Krysta Scripter

For the first time in two decades, a Democrat has assumed the highest elected office in Nevada now that Steve Sisolak has been sworn into office. As KUNR's Paul Boger reports, during his first speech as governor, Sisolak promised to improve schools, healthcare and create jobs, but, perhaps, most importantly, Sisolak also promised to build upon the foundation of his predecessor, Republican Brian Sandoval.

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Hours after being sworn in as Nevada's newest U.S. Senator, Democrat Jacky Rosen says Congress needs to act quickly to end a government shutdown.


Nevada’s outgoing Republican Senator, Dean Heller, says improving veteran’s issues as well as passing the 2017 tax overhaul were among his major accomplishments during his tenure in Congress.

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Bree Zender

The 2018 Midterm Election is over, and it appears that Nevada saw a significant Blue Wave roll over the state. To talk about some of the results, KUNR’s Bree Zender spoke with Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to breakdown the election.

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Jana Sayson

Democrats in Nevada saw big wins across the Silver State on election night, winning several statewide offices including U.S. Senate and governor. KUNR’s Paul Boger has more.

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Jacob Solis

Over the past few weeks, KUNR has been airing interviews with several candidates for political office across the state. However, there are a few voices that have been missing, namely the Republican candidate for governor, Adam Laxalt. KUNR was unable to schedule a sit-down with the candidate despite repeated requests. As part of an effort to learn more about his stance on the issues, KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with another prominent Republican, Assemblywoman Jill Tolles of Reno, to talk about why she's supporting Laxalt's campaign for governor.

Nevada is not the only state that'll be holding major elections up and down the ballot. To the West, voters in California are also set to decide who will lead their state for the next four years. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Alexei Koseff, a political reporter at the Sacramento Bee, to get the latest on the some of the high profile campaigns there.

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Reno, like most cities in the West, has seen a growing number of homeless individuals. KUNR's Paul Boger spoke with Reno Mayoral Candidate Eddie Lorton about those issues ahead of Election Day.