Former Reno/Tahoe Reporter
Bert Johnson was a reporter and producer based in Reno, where he covered the state legislature and stories that resonate across Nevada. He began his career in journalism after studying abroad during the summer of 2011 in Egypt, during the Arab Spring. Before he joined Nevada Public Radio and Capital Public Radio, Bert was a contributor at KQED and the Sacramento News & Review. He was also a photographer, video editor and digital producer at the East Bay Express. He also previously worked as a producer on Insight with Beth Ruyak.
Bert likes tinkering with bikes, backpacking the Sierra and studying Spanish, which has helped him cover stories in Mexico City and Puerto Rico.
In Battleground Nevada, Trump Supporters Protest Results For Two Days Touting Unsubstantiated Election Claims
November 8, 2020
For two consecutive days, supporters of lame-duck President Donald Trump converged on the Nevada state capital.
November 6, 2020
Election expert warns vote-by-mail process risks leaving thousands of votes uncounted.
November 4, 2020
Nevada has the six electoral college votes Vice President Biden needs to win the presidency, but the result is still in the air with a smaller Democrat lead than predicted and delayed results at the polls.
November 3, 2020
Nevada voters showed up in large numbers despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for voter intimidation. And despite issues in Las Vegas, voting in Northern Nevada went smoothly.
October 30, 2020
Early voting in the 2020 general election ends Friday in Nevada. But staff at the Washoe County Registrar’s Office say it’s not too late to cast your ballot in advance — especially if you have Nevada Day off.
October 28, 2020
Nevada has been a hub of right wing extremism for decades. During a troubled election year, experts fear political discord could lead to violence.
October 26, 2020
Trump’s rhetoric on the election invites voter intimidation, but election officials and law enforcement say they’re ready for any threats to the democratic process.
October 16, 2020
As Nevadans prepare to cast their ballots, advocates warn historic barriers block tribal communities from accessing the polls and casting ballots.
October 2, 2020
Elections officials say printing delays have pushed back the delivery date for mail-in ballots to voters again.
September 12, 2020
He held a campaign event at the airport in Minden and in defiance of the state’s COVID-19 directives limiting public gatherings, after a planned rally at Reno-Tahoe International Airport was canceled at the last minute.