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Stephanie Serrano

Mountain West News Bureau Reporter

Stephanie Serrano (she/her/ella) is an award-winning multimedia bilingual journalist based in Reno, Nevada. Her reporting is powered by character-driven stories and is rooted in sound-rich audio. Her storytelling works to share the experiences of unserved communities in regards to education, race, affordable housing and sports.

Most recently, her work was honored two 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for best sports reporting, which followed a resilient division 1 athlete who lives with type 1 diabetes, and continuing coverage on anti-Semitic incidents on a college campus. In 2018, Stephanie won a National Edward R. Murrow award for best sports reporting, which featured an immigrant soccer player and his connection with Spanish-speaking fans.

Stephanie is a former 2019 Radio Television Digital Association N.S. Bienstock fellow. As an alumna of NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project, she now serves as a mentor. On top of journalism, she is a passionate digital illustrator and oil painter.

The Weber Reservoir at the Walker River Paiute Tribe. A lakefront along a sandy, flat landscape.
Stephanie Serrano / Mountain West News Bureau

The Walker River Paiute Reservation is situated in remote western Nevada, surrounded by a sequence of mountains layered with shades of brown, red and green. In the middle of it, up a long dirt road, sits the Weber Reservoir, near the town of Schurz. At the moment, it’s very quiet, and that’s because it’s closed to non-tribal citizens.

An image of a dealer at a table dealing cards.
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Here are your local morning news headlines for Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Here are your local morning news headlines for Thursday, May 20, 2021.

An aerial image of the campus of UNR.
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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, May 10, 2021.

An image of the Fallen Officers Memorial in Carson City, Nevada.
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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Friday, May 7, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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As the economy reopens, restaurants remain far from pre-pandemic employment levels.

A hallway with lockers at a school. There are two students at the end f the hallway holding books.
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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021.

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The Place

In Colorado Springs, The Place is a shelter for young people experiencing homelessness. The pandemic has only increased the number of individuals who are unhoused, but in the early days of lockdowns, The Place’s outreach team had trouble finding youth.

An image of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, Nev.
Lucia Starbuck / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021.

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David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021.

Two vials of the COVID-19 vaccine placed on a table in the foreground. A Johnson and Johnson logo on the wall behind the table and is out of focus in the background.
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Federal health officials are recommending a “pause” in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after six women who received it reported developing a rare blood clotting disorder.

The U.S. hasn't contained COVID-19, but all of these public health precautions have certainly done a number on the flu.
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The U.S. hasn’t contained COVID-19, but all of these public health precautions have certainly done a number on the flu.

A close up of a wheat plant in a field of crops.
Scott Butner / Flickr Creative Commons

Heat waves induced by climate change will threaten future agricultural crops at a faster rate than gradual global warming, according to a new study published in the Journal of the European Economic Association. Steve Miller, a UC Boulder assistant professor of environmental studies, was a lead researcher in the study.

Michelle Matus / KUNR Public Radio

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Apr. 5, 2021.

A garden of bell peppers.
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The pandemic prompted a ton of people who were stuck at home to explore the world of gardening for the first time, and an upcoming webinar series aims to cultivate even more budding backyard growers.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Mar. 29, 2021.

An American flag at half staff.
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It's been a traumatic year. The pandemic. Social justice protests in response to police brutality. An insurrection at the nation's capital. Now our nation is dealing with two mass shootings.

Una mujer abraza a su sobrino
Foto cortesía de Rudy Aguilar

La pandemia de la COVID-19 ha cobrado la vida de más de 20,000 personas en todo el Oeste Montañoso. Una de ellas fue la de Belarmina Martínez, madre de ocho hijos y tía de casi 20 sobrinos. Lo que más le gustaba era su familia, la comida — y el baile.

David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021.

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