Bree Zender

Morning Edition Host and Reporter

Bree Zender started working as Reno Public Radio's Morning Edition host and reporter in 2017. She's originally from the Pacific Northwest. She has two bachelor's degrees—one in journalism and the other in theatre—from the University of Montana in Missoula. 

Bree got her start in public radio hosting Morning Edition and reporting the news as an intern at Montana Public Radio. From there, she moved to San Luis Obispo, California, where she was a mid-day host and reporter.

When Bree isn't on the radio, she's usually hiking up a mountain, perusing Wikipedia or sitting at home waiting patiently to be on the radio again.  

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The infamous Fly Geyser, situated on private land north of Gerlach, has been closed to the public for nearly two decades. But now, the land's new owners – the Burning Man Project – are opening the geyser for public viewing. Reno Public Radio's Bree Zender took a trip southwest of the Black Rock Desert, to find out more about it. 

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles is working to ease the process of changing gender markers on driver's licenses. 

Jeff Auer is the director of the Nevada LGBTQ Archives. He's dedicated some time to preserving the history of LGBTQ people in Reno. Auer is going to be talking about his research in a public presentation on Sunday. Reno Public Radio's Bree Zender spoke with him about the stories he's preserving.

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Women of color, specifically indigenous women, led the way for the second-annual Women's March in Reno on Saturday. 

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A University of Nevada, Reno study has been looking into a new way to restore land that's been burned by wildfire to prevent the land from being charred again. 

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Bree Zender

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport has received about a dozen reports over the past year of a pet adoption scam that’s claiming to operate in conjunction with the airport. Reno Public Radio's Bree Zender reports.