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Yvette Fernandez

Regional Reporter, Mountain West News Bureau

Yvette Fernandez is the regional reporter for the Mountain West News Bureau. She joined Nevada Public Radio in September 2021.

Before joining, she worked as a reporter in Los Angeles, the Bay Area and Phoenix in both radio and television. She has won 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.