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.

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Education
9:48 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Head of WCSD: More capital, infrastructure, and outreach needed in 2015

Traci Davis is interim superintendent for Washoe County Schools and delivered her State of Education address Thursday.

Traci Davis became interim superintendent for Washoe County Schools when Pedro Martinez was relieved of his duties last summer. It was a decision by the board of trustees that kicked off a long and costly legal process for the district.

Davis delivered her state of education address Thursday night and joins Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray to talk about goals for 2015 and the obstacles standing ahead.

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Local Stories
3:32 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Is medical marijuana a public safety threat?

A district attorney in Northern Nevada says medical marijuana poses a new threat to public safety. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports it’s at the top of the list for Washoe County at an upcoming summit hosted by the state’s attorney general.

Sheriffs, chiefs and district attorneys from across the state will come together at the event in early February to collaborate on ways to make their communities safer.

Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks will share what he’s learned from other states about the public safety issues caused by marijuana.

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Local Stories
5:04 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Interview: Drop-in center for at-risk youth opening in Reno

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At-risk youth, like kids who are homeless or have aged out of foster care, face considerable obstacles--they often lack educational training and most don’t have family support to fall back on.

To offer support, a residential home for at-risk youth in downtown Reno called the Eddy House, is setting up a drop-in center that'll open in March.

Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talked to the nonprofit’s founder, Lynette Eddy, who is also a social worker, to learn more.

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Local Stories
12:03 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Reno Police and advocates say domestic violence can spike during holidays

The holidays often involve joyful celebrations for many, but starting next week, the Reno Police Department expects to receive an uptick in domestic violence calls. The need for help from local support groups also goes up this season.

Last year Reno Police saw a 40% increase in domestic violence reports on Christmas day and the week leading up to it.   

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Local Stories
12:10 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Reno Police stepping up public outreach, but local NAACP says more can be done

Officer Tim Broadway chatting with Reno resident at "Cup with a Cop" event.

The recent police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked demonstrations nationwide.

In light of that situation, the Reno Police Department is stepping up their efforts to reach out to businesses and residents to build stronger community relationships, but the Reno-Sparks NAACP says that’s not enough.

Several officers are gathered at a bakery in South Reno, but they’re not investigating a crime.

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Local Stories
8:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Audit finds department of education was slow to revoke licenses from arrested teachers

A Nevada audit recently revealed that the department of education takes too much time to revoke the licenses of teachers who’ve been arrested for a variety of offenses, including sex crimes.  The average wait time is more than a year.

The audit examined 13 cases last year in which a person holding a Nevada education license was arrested for a crime, after which the state took up to 1,200 days to revoke their license.  

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Local Stories
9:14 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Nevada's economic growth requires more career-focused education

Photo from Washoe County School District website.

A recent study found that Nevada needs more skilled workers to fill high-tech jobs for companies like Tesla moving into the region. The labor shortage requires more career-focused education, but there are challenges to overcome, like teacher shortages.

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Local Stories
8:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Disability claims backlog continues to be a problem for veterans in Nevada

Photo from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Nevada veterans currently wait an average of 248 days for a disability claim to be completed, making access to VA health care in this state one of the longest hold-ups in the nation.

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Local Stories
4:35 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Nevada receives "C" grade for high number of preterm births

Earlier this month, Nevada received a “C” grade from the March of Dimes for its high number of preterm births. Statewide about 1 out of every 8 women give birth before their babies reach 37 weeks.

A March of Dimes report found the premature birth rate in Nevada to be 12.6 percent, more than one percent higher than the national average. Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn deaths nationwide and the last few weeks in the womb are crucial.

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Local Stories
10:02 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Study finds Nevada lacking in skilled workers for Tesla gigafactory

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Acccording to a recent study, Nevada doesn’t have enough skilled workers to fill high-tech jobs, like the ones Tesla Motors will need for its gigafactory.  

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