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Yvette Fernandez

News Reporter/Announcer

Yvette Fernandez is KNPR’s daily news reporter and announcer. She joined the station September 2021.

Before joining KNPR, she worked as an on-air reporter in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Phoenix in both radio and television. She has won many awards including a regional Emmy for spot news coverage, a national award for investigative reporting from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and several others. Yvette has also been a consulting professor with C.A. Specialized Training Institute, teaching first responders and public information officers how to conduct various types of interviews and prepare for news conferences in emergencies

Yvette is bilingual in English and Spanish and jokes she learned French in Mexico, having attended a trilingual school there. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at Arizona State University. Yvette enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Maya.