Zach Bernard

Reporter/Host

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.

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Persistent temperatures above 90 degrees across northeast Indiana resulted in several actions from the City of Fort Wayne on Monday.

Amazon

Amazon announced Thursday morning it will be opening a delivery center in Fort Wayne, which it says will help “speed up” deliveries in Allen County.

Electric Works

In a major update to Fort Wayne City Council Tuesday night, the development partners behind the Electric Works project at the old General Electric campus announced its $62 million loan was approved, and the project is on track to close on September 30.

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Fort Wayne Democratic City Council members Glynn Hines, Sharon Tucker and Michelle Chambers were joined by other community leaders Friday in calling out Mayor Tom Henry’s administration for a lack of diversity in appointments to major city boards.

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Police Chief Steve Reed and other local faith and government officials came together Thursday to unveil an “action plan” for addressing public safety and racial justice.

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The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will receive just over $3.5 million in appropriation from the County Council to help the venue make up for lost revenue as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Facebook Live

As Indiana adjusts to the fourth stage of Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan to “reopen” the Hoosier State amid the COVID-19 coronavirus, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and local health officials are urging continued vigilance to keep the virus at bay.

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Last week, Fort Wayne City Council met with police chief Steve Reed to discuss the police response to demonstrations in downtown Fort Wayne at the end of May. While movement on any legislation is projected to take six-to-eight weeks, reforms to the police department could receive bipartisan support.

Fort Wayne City Council has extended its contract with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership for another year, at a cost of $125,000.

The Allen County comprehensive plan is getting a revision, and several stakeholders gathered on Facebook Live Monday to share more about the goals and respond to community feedback.

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