Andrew BernierAndrew Bernier, Ph.D., is the Senior Field Correspondent for Science and Innovation at KJZZ 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, WYXL 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 dissertation 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 gets out to hike, camp and meander outdoors with his dog Moxie, dabble in landscape photography and perform in local improvisational comedy theater.

Title Author Publication Date
Tucson Exploring Tax Regulations For Popular Short-Term Rentals Andrew Bernier November 27, 2015
Valley Residents Encouraged To Recycle Cooking Grease Andrew Bernier November 27, 2015
Buffalo Chip Saloon In Cave Creek Destroyed By Thanksgiving Day Fire Andrew Bernier November 26, 2015
Obama Administration Sends Letter to Governors Who Won't Accept Refugees Andrew Bernier November 26, 2015
UA Research Discovers Conifer Trees Duplicated Entire Genome Sequence During Evolution Andrew Bernier November 24, 2015
University Of Arizona Lab Works To Eradicate Remaining Poliovirus Types Andrew Bernier November 23, 2015
Innovative Efforts Address Millions Of Pounds Of Food Waste In Arizona Andrew Bernier November 13, 2015
Arizona Agencies Picked For International Pancreas Cancer Research Dream Team Andrew Bernier November 12, 2015
Is Your Rock Not Of This Earth? Meteorite Hopefuls Seek Answers At ASU Andrew Bernier November 09, 2015
ASU Seismologist: Sequence Of Arizona Earthquakes An Unusual Event Andrew Bernier November 02, 2015
Traditional Practices Re-emerge To Help Arizona Tribes Battle Diabetes, Obesity Andrew Bernier October 27, 2015
ADEQ, Prescott Reach Settlement Delaying Watson Lake Clean Up Andrew Bernier October 14, 2015
ASU Discovers Duplicate Genome In Elephants That May Suppress Tumor Growth Andrew Bernier October 12, 2015
High Levels Of E. Coli Detected At Saguaro Lake Beach Spot Andrew Bernier September 23, 2015
1st Death In Arizona From Salmonella-Tainted Cucumbers Reported Andrew Bernier September 18, 2015
NSF Awards ASU Nanotechnology Labs $4M To Increase Accessibility, Production Andrew Bernier September 18, 2015
Storm-Free Hurricane Season Peak Caps Calm Year, But More Southwest Storms Likely Andrew Bernier September 17, 2015
The Science Behind 4FRI: Forest Restoration In Arizona Andrew Bernier September 14, 2015
Public Can Weigh In On Environmental Impact Statement for Phoenix-Tucson Rail Andrew Bernier September 07, 2015
ASU Research: Colon Cancer Cells Trick Body To Spread Disease Andrew Bernier September 04, 2015
More Monsoon Activity May Be In Store For Arizona Andrew Bernier September 03, 2015
ASU Decision Center Lands $4.5M Grant To Help Colorado River Basin Cities Andrew Bernier August 31, 2015
Dated Technology Hindering Grand Canyon Search And Rescue Efforts Andrew Bernier August 28, 2015
ADEQ Expects No Noticeable Change In Arizona Water Quality After Mine Spill Andrew Bernier August 18, 2015
Arizona Agencies Prepare To Test Incoming Contaminated Water, Consider Long-Term Effects Andrew Bernier August 11, 2015