Anh Gray

News Reporter

Anh joined the KUNR news team in spring 2014. She has graduate degrees in public health from Boston University and international education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She spent a decade working in the nonprofit and higher education sectors. After being a stay-at-home mom for several years, she decided to pursue a career in journalism, which was once a childhood aspiration.

She’s been a longtime listener of KUNR and NPR. She enjoys hearing local and global news stories over the radio; it makes her feel more connected to the world. Her home life is filled with the mayhem and laughter of three children, who also happen to be public radio fans.

Washoe County first responders are getting special equipment to help contain potential disease outbreaks. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports some have a bit of a science fiction quality to them.

Until now, a pneumonia vaccine was only recommended for kids and older adults. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, the FDA has just approved its use for others.

Prevnar 13 protects against several pneumonia strains and is already the best-selling vaccine for the illness on the market. The FDA’s decision expands the use of the drug for adults aged 18 to 49.

Sparks Tribune

How should emergency responders in Nevada allocate medical resources in the event of a major disaster? Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray explains why the state’s health agency is seeking public input on a survey addressing this concern.

HPV-related cancers are rising among American men. That's according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports Immunize Nevada is working to boost the number of boys getting vaccinations.

Getting a shot of epinephrine, or adrenaline, can be life-saving for someone experiencing anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. But the price for the most commonly prescribed auto-injector has skyrocketed over the last decade. As Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports, ambulances in Washoe County have been carrying a more cost-effective way to administer the drug.

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One Artown event last year brought community members together to fold paper cranes out of recycled military uniforms. Now, the 1,000 cranes make up the “Combat Paper: Prayers And Wings” exhibit at Northwest Reno Library. Our reporter Anh Gray visited the library last year during one of these workshops. Let’s listen back to that story.

 

              

A shortage of foster homes has stranded dozens of children at a temporary shelter. 

The children needing homes range from newborns to teens. Mikie Franklin recruits and trains foster parents for Washoe County.

In Nevada, nearly one out of five high school students have reported getting high on a prescription drug not prescribed to them. To curb this abuse, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports on a local organization trying to dispose of unused or excess medication.

Jennifer DeLett-Snyder heads up Join Together Northern Nevada, a coalition focused on curbing substance abuse. Several years ago, the group started a drug round up program.

Gov. Brian Sandoval and nearly two dozen experts gathered in Carson City on Tuesday to examine the prescription drug epidemic that’s sweeping Nevada. 

Last month, a Reno doctor and eight others were charged with running an alleged drug ring involving prescription painkillers like oxycodone. Gov. Sandoval says this incident shed new light on an existing problem.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning to several western states including parts of California and southern Nevada. The higher temperatures also pose an extreme fire danger. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores what the risks are in Northern Nevada.

Climate researcher Dan McEvoy is with the Desert Research Institute.

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