Andrew Bernier joins KJZZ as the Senior Field Correspondent for Science and Innovation with more than a decade of academic and professional experience in scientific research, instruction and broadcasting.

Originally from Connecticut, Bernier studied sustainable development at Ithaca (N.Y.) College where he graduated with an Environmental Studies degree in 2007. He was active in the local green building and renewable energy community, researched native landscaping management and participated in the college radio station WICB as an on-air host and developed a local sustainability reporting show called “Your Impact.” He also served as a weekend music host for commercial radio stations WIII, WXYL and WQNY.

Bernier came to Phoenix in 2008 as part of the Teach for America program to teach middle school science in Glendale. During that time he earned his Master’s degree in Secondary Education focused on Science Instruction at Arizona State University. Bernier also holds standard teaching certificates in General Science, Biology, New and Emerging Technologies and Agriculture. To continue his radio experience, he volunteered as an on-air host and program director for the online community station

Bernier then became the Sustainability Instructor at The Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST), a magnet school. He wrote, designed and launched the first comprehensive sustainability program for public high school students in the country.

As part of the program developed at CREST, Bernier used the systems-based curriculum for his doctoral candidacy in Sustainability Education from Prescott College. With his doctoral work and connections to STEM organizations, Bernier has developed a strong network with science and technology in the Valley.

Outside of science and radio, Bernier can most likely be found working on his dissertation at any local coffee shop. When he can, he gets out to hike, camp and meander outdoors with his dog Moxie, dabble in landscape photography and perform in local improvisational comedy theater.

Title Publication Date
Non-Toxic Algal Outbreak In Lake Havasu Due To Invasive Species December 22, 2014
Large Philanthropist Gift To UA-Partnered Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory December 16, 2014
U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz On STEM Education December 12, 2014
Tempe Breaks Ground on New Water Testing Lab December 12, 2014
Alternative Fuels Not Created Equal in the Valley December 10, 2014
Mesa Pilots Textile Recycling Program Drop-Off Sites December 02, 2014
AIA Recognizes Robotics As A High School Sport December 02, 2014
ASU Researchers Develop Jetpack Technology to Help Ground Troop Mobility December 01, 2014
Former Audubon Society President Becomes Prescott College President December 01, 2014
Project Hopes To Build Massive To-Scale Earth Model in Arizona November 20, 2014
City of Phoenix Opens Live Data Access On Valley Metro Transit System November 18, 2014
Experimental Spinal Cord Procedure Tested At Phoenix Hospital November 14, 2014
New UA Medical School In Phoenix Becoming An International Model November 06, 2014
Arizona A Candidate For Gamma Radiation Observatory November 05, 2014
Elementary School On The Reservation Visits Mars November 04, 2014
Making And Innovation Find A New Home In The Valley October 30, 2014
ADOT To Introduce Smarter Paving Method October 22, 2014
Arizona Telescope Keeps Watch on Modified NASA Mission October 20, 2014
Leaders Across Southwest Deliberate Drought Policy October 14, 2014
How Do Fall Leaves Get Their Color? October 14, 2014
Desert Shrub May Be Future of Rubber Production October 13, 2014
Local and Federal Heads Discuss Arizona's Global Economic Impact October 07, 2014
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Opens New Genomics Research Institute October 06, 2014
New Urban Farmers Should Take A Closer Look At Valley Soil October 02, 2014
Series of Southwest Storms Comes From Unique Circumstances September 18, 2014