Zach Bernard


Zach joined 89.1 WBOI as a reporter and local host for All Things Considered. 

Previously, he worked for WGLT in Normal, Ill. and reported from the Illinois Capitol for WICS-TV.

Zach graduated from Illinois State University with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. He has his master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Riverfront Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project took another step forward Thursday, as the City’s Board of Park Commissioners closed on the final three properties needed to start ground work on Phase 1 of the project.

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The City of Fort Wayne announced the creation of seven subcommittees within the recently-launched Fort Wayne UNITED program Tuesday afternoon.

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NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro has reported around the world for both the Associated Press and NPR. Her work includes reporting from Iraq before and during the US intervention in 2003 and covering the Arab Spring uprising in Libya in 2011.

Lulu recently became the new host of Weekend Edition Sunday, which can be heard from 8 to 10am on 89.1 WBOI.

The Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board unveiled schematic designs and cost estimates for a potential downtown event center Thursday morning.

Twitter (@MayorTomHenry)

On Wednesday, Fort Wayne mayor Tom Henry provided his annual State of the City address at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort Wayne.

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Mayor Tom Henry delivered his annual State of the City address Wednesday at the Grand Wayne Center. The theme of Mayor Henry’s speech was consistent with his speeches over the last year: making Fort Wayne a “point of destination.”

Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announced Monday that a firm has been selected to purchase and redevelop the GE Broadway Campus in Fort Wayne. Baltimore-based Cross Street Partners has been chosen to take on the redevelopment of the campus.

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Below is the official statement from Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend:

The Church stands firm in its commitment to the defense of the life and dignity of the human person and to the promotion of the common good. Just last week, I joined over 1,000 young people from our diocese at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., where we publicly witnessed to the dignity of the unborn child. It was a joy to bear witness to the Gospel of Life.

Arts United

As Fort Wayne focuses on development projects like riverfront and the Landing, some local businesses and organizations are looking to join the process.


Fort Wayne saw an increase in crime in 2016, and this year the city wants to reverse that trend.