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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As Major League Baseball enjoys its annual World Series, the Fort Wayne TinCaps are spending their October celebrating another successful minor league season before the winter.

Season ticket holders and friends of the Fort Wayne TinCaps gathered in the Suite Level Lounge to watch Game 1 of this year’s World Series. While fans of both the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals enjoyed a spread of food famous from each city before the first pitch of the night, team president Mike Nutter was meeting with attendees and talking about the TinCaps success this season.

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Golf season is coming to a close for several local parks, but much of the summer was plagued by rain and flooding, resulting in a significant decrease in participation around golf courses.

Shoaff and McMillen Parks will be the first of several closing their golf courses within the next week in preparation for the winter months.

While closing the courses is standard practice for this time of the year, many of them saw significant decreases in activity in the summer due to massive rain and flooding levels.

Friends of the Parks of Allen County

The Friends of the Parks of Allen County and local volunteers will be planting trees around Fort Wayne this weekend.

Fort Wayne parks will undergo a bit of a makeover this weekend as Friends of the Parks teams up with Parks and Recreation in Fort Wayne and Allen County for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback Saturday morning.

Volunteers for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback are expected to help plant more than 250 trees around parks like Memorial, Lakeside, and Fox Island, while at the same time learning the appropriate methods for planting a tree.

Zach Bernard, WBOI News

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is enjoying larger than usual attendance numbers for early October, but the grounds will be much quieter starting next week.

Fort Wayne Community Schools

The board of education for the Fort Wayne Community Schools district is receiving a national award.

The National School Boards Association annually grants the Council of Urban Boards of Education Award, known as the CUBE Award, to school boards that exceed standards in educating students and working efficiently with administrators.

This year, the Fort Wayne Community Schools board was one of three districts chosen for the award.

Zach Bernard, WBOI News

The City of Fort Wayne may allocate more money to Parks and Recreation in the upcoming budget.

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