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.

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Fort Wayne City Council approved a 0.13 percent increase to the local income tax rate Tuesday night, creating a revenue stream that will help pay for riverfront development and sidewalk and alley repairs.

Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Domestic steel producers and metal recyclers Steel Dynamics announced it will be expanding its Columbia City location in 2018.

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Tuesday is World Refugee Day, as declared by the United Nations nearly two decades ago.

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Mayor Tom Henry and members of the Fort Wayne City Council provided more details on a proposed income tax increase to help fund riverfront and infrastructure projects. The increase being proposed is 0.15 percent, which would bring the local tax to 1.5 percent.

89.1 WBOI will be undergoing tower maintenance Thursday afternoon, and as a result we will be broadcasting at reduced power.

The crew is expected to perform its work on the tower in the late morning and/or early afternoon hours, which could impact signal strength during our programs at that time. The power reduction should not last more than a few hours.

We sincerely apologize for any interruptions you may experience. We will keep you updated as we get more information from engineering. In the meantime, you can listen online at or on the WBOI mobile app.

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Fort Wayne residents won’t be able to keep chickens in their yard any time soon. A proposed ordinance that would have allowed the ownership of chickens in Fort Wayne failed in City Council Tuesday night on a 7-2 vote.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Three months after development partners purchased and committed to redeveloping Fort Wayne’s General Electric campus, the name and branding for the project was unveiled Thursday night.

Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project is ready to break ground after clearing its final hurdle during City Council Tuesday night.

Allen County Health

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department is promoting greater education and testing of HIV and AIDS in Northeast Indiana.

A panel discussion about fake news takes place tonight on the IPFW campus. Join WBOI reporter Lisa Ryan and professors Michael Wolf and Assem Nasr as they discuss about how to identify fake news.

What is Fake News?

Where: First floor of Helmke Library at IPFW
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.

When: Monday, May 22
5:30-6:30 Meet and greet with refreshments
6:30-7:30 Panel discussion

Panelists: Assem Nasr, Associate Professor of Communication
Michael Wolf, Professor of Political Science
Lisa Ryan, WBOI Reporter and Morning Edition Host