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.

Nevada has one of the lowest rates of college graduates in the nation. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports the Nevada System of Higher Education is providing more money to low-income students to fix that problem.

Less than a third of adults in Nevada between the ages of 25 and 34 have an associate’s degree or higher in 2012. That’s 10 percent less than the national average.  

  

Nevada businesses need a more educated workforce. That was a major theme of Governor Brain Sandoval’s Conference on Business this week. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

Tray Abney is with The Chamber of Commerce of Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada and he was among the business leaders and policymakers who attended the conference in downtown Reno. He says with Tesla and other new companies on their way to the region, established businesses are already seeing a boost.  

 

Thousands of mourners turned out today in downtown to  pay their respects to Deputy Sheriff Carl Howell who was killed last week in the line of duty. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was there and has this remembrance.

As a helicopter hovered above, crowds quietly lined the streets in the sweltering heat around the Reno Events Center. People were waving American flags and saluting as the motorcade of more than 800 law enforcement vehicles made its way through. Near the end of the procession,  Deputy Carl Howell’s casket was carried on a bright yellow Carson City fire truck.

Bad roads in Reno can cost drivers more than $700 a year in extra car repairs. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains a new report finds there are not enough federal funds to fix our roadways.

Almost half of the roads around Reno are in poor condition.  That’s according to a study using data collected in 2013 by the Federal Highway Administration.

Nevada Opens Trade With Poland

Aug 13, 2015

Companies in Poland are looking to expand into the U.S. market. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains how Nevada could be a gateway for more trade with Europe.

This month, Governor Brian Sandoval signed an agreement with Poland to set-up trade offices in Las Vegas and Reno.

Restricting Drones During Fires

Aug 11, 2015

Flying drones during a fire can get in the way of firefighting efforts. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports people flying unmanned aircraft systems during emergencies could face federal action.

Last month, firefighting planes were grounded as they were trying to put out a blaze which swept across a highway in Southern California. The reason: to avoid colliding with several drones spotted in the area.

Nando Parrado is a survivor of the infamous Andes plane crash that took place more than 40 years ago. The plane was carrying a rugby team and nearly 30 people were killed. It would take more than two months before the last 16 survivors were rescued. Parrado will be giving a talk in Incline Village next Monday. He talked with Brent Boynton from our public television partner KNPB about what he had to do to make it out alive.

The Washoe County Health District confirmed this week  that a mosquito sample from South Meadows in Reno tested positive for West Nile Virus. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains.

It’s the first positive test so far this year. Since the West Nile Virus has now been confirmed, local health officials plan to step-up mosquito surveillance and also  to conduct controlled early-morning fogging in the area.  Fogging in the South Meadows area already took place.

A barrage of lightning on Saturday night ignited 17 wild land fires in the Truckee Meadows. Even though those fires have been stomped out, Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports that the region isn’t clear of fire danger yet.

Fire Chief Charles Moore of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District says his crews were quite busy over the weekend when more than 5,000  lightning strikes hit northwest Nevada. His crews have put out those fires, but Moore expects additional fires to break-out.

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