Emily Zentner is CapRadio's Data Reporter.
Before joining CapRadio, Emily was a video producer at the Sacramento Bee, where she created and aggregated video for the paper’s site and social media as a member of the digital team.
Emily is a graduate of Arizona State University's journalism school. During her time at Arizona State, she worked as a Washington, D.C. correspondent for Arizona PBS's Cronkite News site and traveled to Mexico to report on the Mexico-U.S. relationship after the 2016 election.
At CapRadio, Emily has covered the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires, elections and more, and acted as the data reporter for the station's national award-winning TahoeLand podcast. In her free time, she likes to hike, read, crochet and spend time with her grumpy old chihuahua, Mr. Bingley.
September 16, 2022
Cal Fire officials described the changing conditions as a “mixed blessing,” with the potential for rain but also for strong winds.
Stalled U.S. Forest Service project could have protected California town from Caldor Fire destruction
August 16, 2022
Two decades ago, the U.S. Forest Service warned that a wildfire mirroring the Caldor Fire’s progression could easily wipe Grizzly Flats off the map. The Forest Service took steps to prevent such a catastrophe, but we found the plan fell short.
January 26, 2022
In 2019, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office cleared about 81% of sexual assault cases by exceptional means. Experts say there’s little chance this is a legitimate use of the label.
January 4, 2022
As the climate changes and forest fuel loads aren’t properly managed, California’s wildfire season is changing. See how it has shifted over time in this interactive map.
December 13, 2021
After the omicron variant was first identified in the state Dec. 1, California health officials have released new requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19.
October 11, 2021
The Nisenan are a tribe that has lived in Northern California around the Sacramento region for centuries. But the Nisenan language has been disappearing. Alan Wallace is working to preserve the language through art.
October 5, 2021
Forest thinning helped keep the Caldor Fire from burning into South Lake Tahoe, but experts say more fuel management and climate action are needed to slow the Sierra's destructive wildfires.
August 16, 2021
PG&E anticipates it will shut off power to about 51,000 customers in 18 counties and five tribal communities Tuesday evening. See if you’re one of those who will potentially be impacted.
August 6, 2021
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care asks that anyone who spots the cub calls (530) 577- 2273.
July 1, 2021
The Lava, Tennant and Salt fires are burning in Northern California heading into the Fourth of July weekend. Here’s a look at the fires and where you can get more information.