Anh Gray

News Producer

Anh joined the KUNR news team in spring 2014 as a producer. 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.

Congress is considering a bill to help the children of homeless veterans.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports Senator Dean Heller of Nevada is pushing to get this legislation passed.   

Transformative. Meditative. Healing. These words are often used to describe the Artown exhibit Combat Papers: Service Through Art.  It’s on display now at Northwest Reno Library.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray visited the library to see how artists have turned recycled military uniforms into their canvas.

Nevada still ranks near the bottom nationally for the overall well-being of children.  That’s according to new data released today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains.

The Nevada treasurer's office heard hours of public comment Friday on a new law that allows families to spend public education dollars on private school tuition. 

In the last legislative session, lawmakers approved SB302 which creates a program for education savings accounts. Those accounts will offer families a credit each year that can go toward the cost of a school of their choice.  But there's a catch. In order to qualify for the money, students must first be enrolled in public school for 100 days. 

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Many more Nevadans are getting back to work.  That’s according to economic data released Wednesday that shows the unemployment rate in Nevada dropped to its lowest level in seven years. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

The unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in June. State economist Bill Anderson says it’s the first time since the height of the recession that the state’s unemployment rate has dipped below seven percent, but he cautions that the number of people still not working remains high.  

A local photographer is challenging the stereotypical way homeless people are often portrayed with a new photo exhibit at the Metro Gallery inside Reno City Hall.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with the artist about her work as part of our month-long series on ARTOWN.

All week, you’ve been subjected to the piercing beeps of severe thunderstorm alerts interrupting our radio programming. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more on how to reduce the dangers of flash floods.

It’s hard to understand  how Nevada’s desert region, which is in its fourth year of drought, can also be at risk for flooding.  But when the ground is dry, its ability to absorb a sudden heavy rainfall is poor. Water run-off from higher elevations also contributes to the problem.

All this week, KUNR is exploring what it takes for Nevada’s high schoolers to make it to graduation. In our state,  English Language Learners have a dismal graduation rate—not even a third finish school. But there’s a senior from Hug High School in Reno, who has beat the odds, and has even won a Gates Millennium Scholarship, which will pay for college. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

There are about 2,300 students in the Washoe County School District who are homeless and they’re at much greater risk for dropping out of school. But, there’s a McQueen High School senior determined to be the first in her family to go to college despite not having a permanent place to live. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

People living in poverty in rural Nevada will have more access to food and other social support this summer.   

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, which runs the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry in Reno, recently received a $2 million grant from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.  The money will help St. Vincent’s to expand their services to an additional 11 counties across the state by August.

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