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.

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.

Huntertown Fire Department

Chances are you probably see a firetruck at least once a day on your commute, but have you ever wondered what happens to a truck when a fire department doesn’t want it anymore?


With 2016 drawing to a close, many people are reflecting on achievements and events of the last year, and that’s no different for the City of Fort Wayne.

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Over the last month, we’ve examined efforts to combat homelessness in Northeast Indiana, the services that are lacking for women without children or addiction, and how city development affects those who are displaced.

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The City of Fort Wayne and the Northern Indiana Passenger Rail Association (NIPRA) held a news conference Monday in Fort Wayne’s Baker Street Station to announce initial federal and state support for a new passenger rail train line.


Tuesday’s rollout of ISTEP+ scores showed school districts across the state with fewer "As" than last year, and more “Bs” and “Cs.”

City of Fort Wayne

On Tuesday the Fort Wayne City Council approved a $10 million allocation of Legacy funding to be used towards the City’s riverfront development project.

City of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry held a press conference Monday to recap the city’s 2016 construction projects, and to give details on road improvement projects for the New Year.

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New housing projects and living spaces downtown are in the works as the City of Fort Wayne develops. Many of these housing developments are geared specifically towards helping people get back on their feet.

In part four of a five-part series on homelessness in Northeast Indiana, WBOI’s Zach Bernard looks into these facilities that are aiming to fight homelessness.