Esther Ciammachilli

Afternoon Host/News

Esther began her career with KUNR in March of 2013, having made the transition from commercial radio where she began her broadcast journey in 2011. Esther received her degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014. Before graduating, she was awarded the Outstanding Broadcast Student Award from the Reynolds School.

Originally from San Diego, California, Esther moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001 where she worked as a singing gondolier at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. At night, she was an actress in an improvisational dinner theater called "Tony and Tina's Wedding," where she played several different parts (not all at once though). She is a trained improvisational actor and has worked with the Reno Little Theater after moving to the north in 2010.

 

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College football futures
4:45 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

UNR AD on shutdown of University of Alabama, Birmingham football program

Doug Knuth, director of athletics at University of Nevada, Reno

Last week, the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) shutdown its football program due to funding issues. This has sparked concern amongst smaller Division I schools operating on modest budgets, including one in the Mountain West Conference. Doug Knuth, director of athletics at UNR, talks about the closing down of the football program at UAB and what this means for the future of Division I schools dealing with budget constraints.

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Local Stories
5:10 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Significant Mackay Stadium upgrades approved

Mackay Stadium
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

Next year, Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus will undergo renovations costing more than $11 million. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli reports the Nevada Board of Regents approved the plan Friday.

Construction is expected to get underway a year from now so the upgrades can be done before the 2016 season. Doug Knuth, UNR's director of athletics, says that, right now, the stadium poses some real safety concerns that need to be addressed.

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The Isles Teashop
2:37 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Reno Eats: The Isles Teashop

The Isles Teashop on Center St. in Midtown Reno.

In this installment of Reno Eats, we stop by the Isles Teashop on Center Street in Reno to speak with Tom McCormick, the Isles quirky general manager, to experience a little taste of Ireland and the United Kingdom right here in the Biggest Little City.   

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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

Photo by: Ra Boe/Wikipedia/Lizenz: Creative Commons CC-by-sa-3.0 de

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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Reduce poverty Nevada
1:05 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

"Two-generation approach" Could curb poverty in Nevada, U.S.

Working with parents and children together, rather than separately, may help advance efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Nevada and across the U.S., is the finding of a new report.
Credit Photo courtesy Nevada Dept. of Health and Human Services

Working with parents and children together, rather than separately, may help advance efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Nevada and across the U.S., is the finding of a new report.

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Uninsured Hispanic Children
12:51 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

One in five Hispanic children in Nevada are uninsured

One in five Hispanic children in Nevada does not have health insurance, and a new report suggests the state could be doing more to reach out to parents.
Credit Photo courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In Nevada, 20 percent of Hispanic children don't have health insurance, compared to 15 percent of Nevada kids overall, and a new report says the state could be doing more to reach out to Hispanic families. 

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Local Stories
4:35 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Reno airport to add nonstop flights to London during ski season

Flights between Reno and Europe have never been available, but that’s changing next year with nonstop service to and from London. This is part of the Reno airport’s strategy to raise its international profile.

This new addition comes on the heels of last month’s announcement that Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be offering nonstop flights to Guadalajara, Mexico. The flight which is set to begin this December will be the first time in 15 years the airport has offered international travel.

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Virginia City
3:15 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Virginia City: Before Nevada became a state

Before Nevada was a state, Virginia City was a successful mining town. Today, it's a Silver State tourist destination where people can see the territory the way it was in the mid-nineteenth century. Featured here is The Way it Was Museum, one of several museums in Virginia City.

On October 31, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the order making Nevada the 36th state.  But long before that, the territory was an integral part of the gold and silver rush.  Famous for its bountiful mineral deposits, Virginia City was a booming mining town and was the place to be in the mid-nineteenth century.  It’s a city shrouded in legend and folklore.  It attracted, presidents, famous entertainers and it even spawned a television show.  This is a special sesquicentennial report on the town that put Nevada on the map, Virginia City.
 

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