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.

Electric Works

Fort Wayne City Council hosted its public meeting between officials for Mayor Tom Henry and Electric Works developer RTM Ventures Tuesday, to discuss the now-terminated economic development agreement for the city’s former GE campus.

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 One month after Fort Wayne’s redevelopment commission unanimously agreed to terminate the economic development agreement with RTM Ventures over the major Electric Works development, City Council is escalating requests for transparency.

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  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, and in addition to ongoing political concerns surrounding this year’s survey, Fort Wayne and Allen County exceeded Census self-response rates from the 2010 count. “Self-response rates” are the percentage of households that have completed the Census online, by phone or by mail without help from Census staff members, according to a press release from Fort Wayne city officials. Fort Wayne’s 70.3 percent is a very minor improvement over its 69.8 percent rate in 2010, but exceeds the federal (64.1 percent) and state (68.9 percent) response rates.

U.S. Office of the Surgeon General

U.S. Surgeon General and former Indiana state health commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams made a visit to Allen County Friday to discuss the local and federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

As the future of the Electric Works project remains uncertain, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.’s board issued a statement Tuesday urging the project to continue “without delay.”

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Fort Wayne City Council is delaying a vote on an affordable housing development on two pieces of land on East State Boulevard and Laverne Avenue for two weeks.

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Despite the decision of the Fort Wayne redevelopment commission to terminate its economic development agreement (EDA) with RTM Ventures on the Electric Works project, the conversation may not be dead just yet.

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Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Commission voted unanimously Monday afternoon to terminate the economic development agreement (EDA) with RTM Ventures for the Electric Works development project.

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2nd District Republican city councilman Russ Jehl is calling on Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne to fulfill unfinished infrastructure projects from the 2013 capital improvement plan.

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The purchase and implementation of body cameras for the Fort Wayne Police Department won near-unanimous approval from City Council Tuesday night.