Anh Gray

News Producer

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.

As the world continues reeling from the recent terror attacks in Paris, Governor Brian Sandoval is taking steps to focus on homeland security. One new development is Sandoval appointed Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison  to Nevada’s Homeland Security Commission. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray caught up with Hutchison on the phone to learn more.

Kari Barber

All over the U.S., all-black towns helped to shape the history of this country. Many African-Americans escaped to these towns after the Civil War to try to break free from racism. Now, some are disappearing.

A new documentary Struggle and Hope by Reno Filmmaker Kari Barber explores these relatively unknown towns and the people who still live in them. To learn more, Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray interviewed Barber on the film, which is currently in post-production. 

Photo by Anh Gray

KUNR is exploring mental health issues among young people in our community. Yesterday, we reported there’s been more demand for counseling at college campuses nationwide due to increased anxiety. At the University of Nevada, Reno, that’s also the case. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores why.

"Happy Halloween!  Happy Halloween!"

Just last week, a couple of UNR students handed out candies and goodies like colorful, de-stressing squeeze balls on campus. The goal was to get students to stop by for a breather from mid-semester stress.

This week the Sparks City Council voted to approve insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgeries for city employees. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports this follows the state’s recent decision to cover trangender-related medical care.

The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority—or RSCVA—voted last week to remove its president and CEO. But the agency is ready to get on with business. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports the board voted unanimously today on an interim leader.

For the last few weeks, Jeffrey Stephens has been cleaning up the Truckee River and parks around Reno. He’s participating in a new program called Reno Works that helps get homeless people jobs. The program is a partnership between Volunteers of America and the City of Reno.

The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority—or RSCVA—is looking for a new leader after firing President and CEO Chris Baum today. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

Baum has been with the agency for about four years, during his time tourism in the region has experienced modest growth.

States have been federally mandated to cover the cost of what’s called Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy for children with autism. Nevada Medicaid has proposed a reimbursement amount for the service, but advocates say it won’t be enough. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

Applied Behavioral Analysis, or ABA, is an autism therapy that uses communication techniques to change behavior. Medical experts have found that when ABA is used early on, it’s especially beneficial.

As Tesla ramps up construction at the Gigafactory in Northern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College—or TMCC—already has waiting lists for its various manufacturing programs. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explains.

TMCC President Maria Sheehan says that as more people become interested in manufacturing jobs like the ones Tesla would offer, TMCC has seen a big jump in registration for its technology programs.