Monday, May 17, 2021

Ally Staff

Brian Bahouth – Editor

Brian has been a public media producer for the better part of 25 years. He has been news director at three public radio stations, KRZA serving Alamosa, Colorado and Taos, New Mexico, KUNR in Reno, KVMR in Nevada City, California, and Brian was a co-founder of KNVC community radio in Carson City, 95.1 FM. He has reported for Capital Public Radio, Nevada Public Radio, and has filed numerous reports for the Pacifica Network News and National Public Radio.

He holds a BA in English from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and an MA in English from the University of Nevada Reno. Brian is a veteran of the sea-going US Navy, ‘79-’85. He and his wife have lived in Reno since 1999.


Joe McCarthy – General manager, opinion page editor, copy editor, reporter.

Joe served in the US Army from 1968-1971. He has held supervisory positions in the Nevada state government, an education program director at the Nevada state prison, the executive director of the Brewery Arts Center and Carson City’s economic development and redevelopment director. In 2017, he founded and launched the 501c3 nonprofit, The End of the Trail Broadcast Project, the parent of the Sierra Nevada Ally and KNVC, Carson City Community Radio. He is a member of the Education Writers Association.



Kris Vagner – Culture/features editor

After collecting an English degree in Arizona and studying art in Boston and Los Angeles, Kris Vagner landed Tuscarora, Nevada, which has an impressive art scene for a town of 15.

A couple of years later, in 2004, she moved to Reno, began writing and editing for the Reno News & Review, and quickly realized that she wanted her writing to speak to art-world insiders and casual art fans alike. Since then, she’s written for magazines, arts organizations and news outlets. Kris’s insightful yet accessible coverage of Reno arts and culture has earned Nevada Press Association awards for critical writing, entertainment writing, features writing, and—somehow—sportswriting. In 2018, Kris started Double Scoop, a news outlet that covers the fast-growing visual arts community in Nevada.


Scott King – Science and environment reporter

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Scott King recently completed a Master’s degree in Media Innovation at the University of Nevada, Reno. Scott received his Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing with a minor in Marketing from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Scott served for two years as a literacy instructor with the Peace Corps in the community of Gouyave, Grenada. He is also a regular contributor to Our Town Reno and The Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science, while also maintaining his own narrative, nonfiction storytelling blog at


Bob Tregilus – Photojournalist 

Having worn, as well as worn out dozens of hats, most recently as a knowledge journalist in the fields of energy policy and electric drive transportation, Bob jumped into photography over a decade ago to pass the time while providing end-of-life homecare for his parents. Landscape photography has been his primary interest as he loves to hike and explore throughout the American West. However, over the past couple of years Bob has been expanding his photographic interests to include portrait and street photography among other photographic disciplines. As a decades long supporter of the free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) movement Bob uses Darktable for image post-processing. And in the spirit of the sharing economy, all of his photographs are licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


The Ally has as many as 40 other contributors and will publish a contributors page soon …