Stephanie Serrano is a Latina born and raised in Reno, Nevada. Her career in journalism has given her the opportunity to graduate from the University of Nevada Reno with a bachelors in journalism and a minor in art. She became KUNR’s first bilingual reporter in the spring of 2017. It’s a special position supported by the Pack Internship Grant Program, KUNR, and Noticiero Movil, a bilingual multimedia news source that’s part of the Reynolds School of Journalism. There she won two awards for her story on local soccer team Reno 1868 FC. The first award was the Edward R. Murrow Regional award for best sports reporting and the second was an AP award for best sports reporting.
Stephanie lives by this quote: “Nothing great ever came from comfort zones.” She believes being Latina has helped her become an independent, self-motivated, and confident woman. Her culture, family and self-driven goals inspire her to be a better person each day.
As a bilingual journalist, she feels it is her duty to help people reach out of their bubble and voice their story through her. She has worked with Noticero Movil as a bilingual reporter and has won a National Hearst award for her work in journalism. She loves being able to speak two different languages because she can help two communities at the same time.
When she isn’t saving the world with her journalism career, she likes to invest her time in painting and drawing, spending time with her family, and playing with her two dogs.