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
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
Changes In National Institute Of Health Funding Affects Arizona Institutions September 16, 2014
Survey Finds Large Support For Redistributed Renewable Energy Revenues September 10, 2014
Valley Oncologist Leads American Society for Radiation Oncology September 09, 2014
TGen, ASU Concussion Research Continues Into Second Year September 08, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Connects Ag, Renewable Energy September 05, 2014
University of Arizona Overhauls Planetarium Projection System August 29, 2014
Hummingbirds Have Sweet-Seeking Receptors Other Birds Lack August 26, 2014
New ASU Research Links Seals To Origins Of Human Tuberculosis August 21, 2014
Land Preservation for Threatened Bird Further Impedes Mine Proposal August 20, 2014
Heavy Rain Totals In North Phoenix August 19, 2014
Toxic Outbreak Unlikely In Valley Water Supply August 19, 2014
Interior Secretary Visits South Mountain For Special Anniversary August 11, 2014
Valley's Water Supply Not At Risk Like Toledo's August 08, 2014
GCU Opens New College Of Science, Engineering And Technology August 06, 2014
Origins Of Ebola Treatment Has Roots At ASU August 05, 2014
Change Coming For Arizona's Science AIMS Scores August 05, 2014