Zach Bernard

Reporter/Host

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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Following last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, many were left wondering if their city could also be subjected to such an attack.

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A new report the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, the US incarcerates 716 people per every 100,000 residents. That’s 200 more than Cuba, which was the second highest nation on the list.

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The Fort Wayne Fire Department was honored for its work in preventing opioid overdose deaths in the area.

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While Republican Lana Keesling won Tuesday’s election to become Fort Wayne’s next City Clerk, she doesn’t begin serving until January 1.

The Allen County Democratic Party held a caucus Sunday to choose the person who would take over the job over the next 45 days following Angie Davis’s resignation in October.

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A new report issued by the local non-profit Brightpoint highlights significant poverty issues in Northeast Indiana. The Community Needs Assessment looks at demographic trends across 12 Northeast Indiana counties.

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Fort Wayne’s musical community is growing, as the Fort Wayne School of Rock held its grand opening last Saturday with a special Halloween celebration.

Parents were able to check out the facilities and met instructors while their kids ran around collecting candy, banging on drums and exploring all of the available instruments on display.

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Republicans dominated Tuesday's municipal elections in Fort Wayne, taking all but two of the district seats and sweeping all three at-large positions. 

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Fort Wayne has elected a new City Clerk.

Republican Lana Keesling will take over the office beginning January 1, making her the first Republican to be elected to the position of City Clerk in nearly four decades. 

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Democratic Mayor Tom Henry won Tuesday’s race for Fort Wayne mayor, becoming the first democratic mayor to win three consecutive terms.

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry issued a statement late Thursday afternoon announcing the resignation of multiple employees in the City Clerk's office, including Chief Deputy Clerk Angie Davis.

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