Stephanie Serrano

Student Reporter

Stephanie Serrano is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno and a Latina born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She joins KUNR as our bilingual news intern for the spring of 2017. It's a special position supported by the Pack Internship Grant Program, KUNR, and Noticiero Movil, a bilingual multimedia news source that's part of the Reynolds School of Journalism.

Stephanie lives by this quote: “Nothing great ever came from comfort zones.” She believes being Latina has helped her become an independent, self-motivated, and confident woman. Her culture, family and self-driven goals inspire her to be a better person each day.

As a bilingual journalist, she feels it is her duty to help people reach out of their bubble and voice their story through her. She has worked with Noticero Movil as a bilingual reporter and has won a National Hearst award for her work in journalism. She loves being able to speak two different languages because she can help two communities at the same time.

When she isn’t saving the world with her journalism career, she likes to invest her time in painting and drawing, spending time with her family, and playing with her two dogs.

Natalie Van Hoozer

La iglesia del Ministerio Palabra de Vida en Reno organizó un foro con agencias de seguridad y organizaciones de la comunidad para conversar sobre temas para inmigrantes y refugiados. La reportera Natalie Van Hoozer tiene la historia.

Todos los asientos de Ministerio Palabra de Vida estaban ocupados, con cientos de miembros de las distintas comunidades de la ciudad.

Para el Pastor Cesar Minera, la ubicación del foro en su iglesia fue crucial para la asistencia al evento.   

Panelists included Reno law enforcement, Councilman Oscar Delgado and the Northern Nevada International Center's Carina Black.
Natalie Van Hoozer

A Reno church held a forum this week in partnership with local law enforcement and community organizations to cover topics for immigrants and refugees. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has the story. 

All the seats in Ministerio Palabra de Vida were full, with more than 100 community members. For Pastor Cesar Minera, the location for the forum played a big role in the attendance.

Xóchítl Pāpalōtl organized the Walk Out In Support Of DACA Students and speaks to the crowd gathered in front of the Knowledge Center.
Stephanie Serrano

Today in Reno, like in many cities across the nation, protestors spoke out against President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also announced that Trump is giving Congress six months to find a legislative solution. KUNR reporter Stephanie Serrano has more. 

There have been multiple local protests, including one in front of the Federal Courthouse Building and another on the UNR campus.

Stephanie Serrano KUNR

The quinceañera industry is continuing to grow in Reno, increasing the economic impact in our community and providing jobs for many locals in the area. Our reporter Stephanie Serrano dives into the industry and explores what it takes to really put on a  quinceañera. Serrano is with Noticiero Móvil, a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for Northern Nevada and part of the Reynolds School of Journalism. 

Local Folklórico instructor Sarah Perez doesn’t have an age limit, she teaches children as young as three years old to adults.
Reena Gupta

Artown has been operating for over two decades, but this is the first year it is offering Spanish programming. KUNR reporter Stephanie Serrano explores that content and some of the challenges the festival and local artists face reaching out to the Latino community. Serrano is with Noticiero Movil, a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for Northern Nevada and part of the Reynolds School of Journalism. 

Aaron Serrano Freelance Videographer

El primer equipo profesional de fútbol en Reno ya tiene una base de fanáticos fieles y solo esta creciendo. Nuestra reportera Stephanie Serrano, en colaboración con Noticiero Móvil, nos lleva adentro del mundo del Battle Born Brigade. Noticiero Móvil, una plataforma multimedia de noticias que provee información en español e inglés en el norte de Nevada, trabajando junto la Escuela Reynolds de periodismo.

Aaron Serrano Freelance Videographer

Reno’s first soccer team already has a loyal and growing fan base. Our reporter Stephanie Serrano, with Noticiero Móvil, explores why.

A sea of blue and yellow stops traffic down Virginia Street as fans bang drums, wave flags and chant at the top of their lungs. Once in the stadium, they find their designated seats but they don’t sit down; the atmosphere is contagious. 

Vanessa Vancour / Noticiero Móvil

La galería Sierra Arts, ubicada en el centro de Reno, tuvo una exposición con un enfocó en los trabajos artisticos creados por Tatuadores Latinos locales. Nuestra contribuyente estudiantil Stephanie Serrano visitó la exposición. Stephanie Serrano trabaja con Noticiero Móvil, una plataforma multimedia de noticias que provee informacion en español e inglés en el norte de Nevada.

Vanessa Vancour / Noticiero Movil

The Sierra Arts Gallery in downtown Reno has been showcasing a bilingual exhibit focused largely on local Latino tattoo artists. Our reporter Stephanie Serrano stopped by to check it out. Serrano is with Noticiero Movil, a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for Northern Nevada and part of the Reynolds School of Journalism.