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.

Many people in the Truckee Meadows are sweltering this week from several days of triple-digit temperatures. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports heat stroke is a health risk in the dead heat of summer.

A few scary things happen when someone suffers a heat stroke. A person’s temperature rises rapidly and then the body’s ability to sweat shuts down. This leaves the person unable to cool down and the body temperature can spike to a dangerous level of 106 degrees or higher, along with other symptoms.

Our series “Behind the Battery Boom,” explores how Tesla is shaping the local landscape. Here in Northern Nevada, a group of electric car enthusiasts is working to build a bigger fan base. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray spent time at one of their events to learn more.

On a breezy summer afternoon in downtown Reno, a few dozen people are gathered for an event hosted by the Electric Auto Association of Northern Nevada, or EAANN, a group of electric vehicle, or EV, devotees. 

The lingering widespread haze caused by California wildfires combined with high temperatures this week can be a health risk for people with asthma. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains.

Dr. Sonia Budhecha is with Renown Medical Group. She says asthma is most common in children and is a condition when the bronchial tubes, or airways, get obstructed.

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.

Marcus Lavergne

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.

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