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Joey Lovato

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I'm an extroverted narrative podcaster covering Nevada politics, policy, people and places as the Multimedia Editor for The Nevada Independent. I want to understand what it means to be a Nevadan, westerner, American and citizen of the world.
Member since 2023


  • Reno, NV



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About Joey

I'm a podcast producer and reporter based in the western United States, passionate about community-centric stories. I'm the Multimedia Editor at The Nevada Independent and spend a lot of my time searching for and telling stories to better understand what it means to be a Nevadan.

Before taking over multimedia content production at The Indy in 2018, I helped launch The Indy's two podcasts, IndyMatters and Cafecito con Luz. IndyMatters was awarded Best Podcast by the Nevada Press Association in 2019.

Before working at The Indy, I worked at KUNR Reno Public Radio, where I helped launch the station's first podcast, and I was a member of the 2018 KUNR public radio team that won a regional Murrow award for "Priced Out," an investigative podcast series on affordable housing in Northern Nevada. 

I also worked at KNPB (Reno Public Broadcasting) on the TV show Wild Nevada and at an Australian Radio station 4EB FM as an international reporter and producer in 2016.

I'm passionate about film photography and made a photo book about the effects of the pandemic on Reno, Nevada.



  • Mixing
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  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Voiceover