ThisisReno has been a Reno media source for nearly a decade. In that time we have been fortunate to have on board experienced, seasoned reporters as well as student journalists. We have no employees and no one is making a living from the site alone. We are grateful to our crew of volunteers, contributors and freelance independent contractors for providing us with regular stories about the greater Reno area. Meet the current team below.


Bob Conrad - Reno Events and Reno News StoriesBob Conrad, Publisher / Editor / Co-founder

Bob Conrad is proprietor and co-founder of ThisisReno. He’s been a Reno resident since 1990. He manages ThisisReno and Conrad Communications, his marketing consultancy, and is an occasional contributor and reporter to Reno Public Radio. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has a doctorate in educational leadership. Read his stories.

Nick McCabe - Reno Events and Reno News StoriesNick McCabe, Concerts, Photographer

Nick McCabe is a Reno-based photojournalist and musician. He’s been shooting concerts in the Reno-Tahoe area since 2006 and writing articles and reviews since 2012, as well as doing interviews on occasion. His musical education and playing experience goes back to 1967. He is a founding member of the Reno Tahoe Forte’ Awards, and he still plays music locally for enjoyment. First concert: Jimi Hendrix. Last concert: we’ll see. Read his stories.

erin meyering - Reno Events and Reno News StoriesErin Meyering, Newsletter Editor

Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.

Chris Moran - Reno Events and Reno News StoriesChris Moran, Tourism

Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Commission on Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Read her stories.

Kristen Power, Social Media and Content Editor

Kristen Power is a native Nevadan, backpacker, hiker, and hammock-loving reader that finds time each week to work as a communications and project management professional at a statewide nonprofit. In addition to the outdoors, laughter, and her dog, she loves the Oxford comma and a good cup of coffee. She studied at UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism before ultimately earning a bachelor’s degree in photography in 2000.

carla o'day - Reno Events and Reno News StoriesCarla Roccapriore O’Day, Government & Education Reporter

Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics.  Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.  She left Northern Nevada in 2011 for Phoenix and then moved with her husband and son to the southeast Asian nation of Singapore.  They returned to the area in summer 2014.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, going for walks, reading and spending time with her family. Read her stories.

Ty O'Neil - Reno Events and Reno News StoriesTy O’Neil, Photojournalist & General Assignment Reporter

Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at ThisisReno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad. Read his stories.

John Tuckness - Reno Events and Reno News StoriesJohn Tuckness, Concert Photographer

John Tuckness has been photographing rock concerts in the Reno/Sparks/Tahoe area and as far as Northern California since 2004. He tries to attend as many shows as he can. John knew he wanted to be a concert photographer when he went to his first concert, Kiss and Montrose way back in 1976. He saw three guys shooting the show and thought to himself, “that’s what I want to do.” After many years of undercover work (sneaking his camera into venues), he finally got noticed and started getting photo passes through PR people and the bands. John has had many of his photos published in newspapers, websites and band autobiographies. Read his stories.

Past Contributors

  • Rebecca Allured
  • Ron Andersen, columnist
  • Laurel Busch
  • John Butler
  • Bethany Drysdale, travel and tourism
  • Emmett Esnard, general assignment
  • Jessy Fagundes
  • Kendra Fleming, intern
  • Cameron Hawkins, podcast intern
  • Miriam Hodgman, writer, photographer
  • Victoria Janicke, intern, photographer
  • Ryan Jerz, co-founder and columnist
  • Paul Kiser
  • Hope Loudon, intern
  • Bridget Meade, graduate Intern
  • Jeff Moser, outdoors writer
  • Dana Nollsch, arts reporter
  • Jose Oliveras
  • Skylar Owens, photographer
  • Kylie Rowe, contributor
  • Tarrian Rodgers, sports Intern
  • Jamie Roice-Gomes
  • Brianna Sullivan, lifestyle writer
  • Brianna Soloski, writer
  • Chris Vega, intern
  • Marion Vermazen
  • Samantha Wang, intern
  • Austin Wright, intern