Zach Bernard


Zach joined 89.1 WBOI as a reporter and local host for All Things Considered. He currently hosts Morning Edition.

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.

 Mayor Tom Henry and officials from the City of Fort Wayne provided an update on utility services, fees and shut-offs as the coronavirus situation continues. Fort Wayne City Utilities director Kumar Menon reminded residents that service disconnections and meter readings have been suspended until further notice, but insisted residents stay up to date on their balances if they can. “If you do not have water at home, call us. 427-1234. Call us. If you have trouble paying your bills, call us. Again, 427-1234. We can work with you," Menon said.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Now that it’s officially spring,northeast Indiana can start expecting more rain in the coming months. Fort Wayne City Utilities is reminding residents that they can be notified of combined sewer overflow events that may occur.

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters and other stakeholders in the health and law enforcement fields provided an update to county residents as the response to the COVID-19 coronavirus continues.

As of early this afternoon, the Allen County health department has reported seven cases of the coronavirus in the county. It was the first public meeting of city and county officials since Governor Eric Holcomb’s two-week stay-at-home order beginning Wednesday.

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

Fort Wayne's Citizens Square and Allen County's Rousseau Center will be closed beginning March 18 in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.


Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

Northeast Indiana officials are promoting two surveys that aim to soften the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on individuals and small businesses throughout the state.

From CTN's website

Fort Wayne’s Community Transportation Network is making changes to its efforts for the next 60 days to support community needs amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

CTN is a private nonprofit that launched in 2000. Its mission is to provide full access to community resources through friendly transportation services for seniors, persons with disabilities, children, youth and the agencies that support them.

Significant changes have been announced related to city and county government meetings as Northeast Indiana continues to grapple with the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

Allen County government and health officials are offering recommendations -- not requirements -- in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the Northeast Indiana community.

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

Government and health officials in Northeast Indiana addressed the community Friday afternoon over the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Allen County Department of Health

The Allen County Department of Health officials announced that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Feb. 27.