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.

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The faculty senate of Purdue University-Fort Wayne is considering recommending a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for staff and students in the spring semester.

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Mayor Tom Henry announced Thursday that the City of Fort Wayne will, once again, impose a mask requirement for anyone inside a city building amid skyrocketing COVID numbers in Northeast Indiana and the Hoosier State.

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The City of Fort Wayne unveiled preliminary plans for the second phase of the city’s massive riverfront development project earlier this afternoon at Promenade Park.

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The U.S. withdrawal of forces in Afghanistan may have felt inevitable, but the goal to have troops back in the states by August 31 and a rapid return of the Taliban to the area have dominated the immediate discourse around the decision.

The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a population increase of 40,000 residents in Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties between 2010 and 2020.

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For nearly 70 years, the life and death of Army Pfc. William Junior Winchester was a mystery to his family and the rest of the country. The soldier went missing and was killed during the Korean War at just 20 years old. An exhaustive, decade-long search resulted in the discovery of Winchester’s remains in 2019, and he was given a proper burial by his surviving family earlier this week.

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Purdue University-Fort Wayne announced Thursday that beginning Monday, August 9, all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the university will be required to wear a mask indoors on the campus, regardless of vaccination status.

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The City of Fort Wayne announced the return of the Open Streets event on Calhoun Street, which will take place at the end of August.

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In July, U.S. News and World Report named Fort Wayne the second most affordable place to live in the country, as part of its 2021-22 “best places to live” rankings.

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Representatives of Allen County presented the current status and direction of the All-In Allen comprehensive planning project at the Grand Wayne Center Wednesday evening.