July 29, 2021

iNews Network

News That Delivers!


News Staff

Chris Barnes
Newscaster - Washington, D.C.

Veteran newscaster. Started at WABC, New York as an intern. Stops in Cape Cod and Boston before working for Fox News, CBS, and The Blaze Radio News.

John Hunt
Newscaster - Washington, D.C.

Started in radio at age 15 on air at a small Southern Maryland AM Radio station. Career includes stops in Akron, Atlanta, Savannah, Houston and a few smaller markets. Purchased an Oregon radio station and rebuilt it from the ground up in 2015.

After three years of growth, I had a heart transplant in 2019. I have fully recovered and am stronger than ever! Career includes every possible position in a radio station except engineering, including on air, sales, marketing, news/sports, cluster management and ownership. 2005 Inductee in the Nevada Hall of Fame. Proud Father of two adult children.

Travis Hayer

Travis Hayer has been News Director for Bay Broadcasting and New Northwest Broadcasters as well as a reporter in both Oregon and California. With a radio career that spans three decades, Travis has a history of ensuring that the story is correct and complete.

Also, Travis has been a singer and a folk musician. He played banjo with the Oregon Band, Blarney Brothers for almost 10 years, and whenever possible likes to jam with other musicians.

Nikki Whaley
Newscaster - Dallas, TX.

Nikki Whaley is a Dallas based experienced news and traffic anchor and reporter, having worked for a decade in major media markets across the country on some of the biggest radio stations. Nikki has grown up listening to the radio, when given her first microphone and tape recorder, she did not hesitate to start asking people questions and sticking the microphone in their face.

Nikki got her foot in the door as a technical director and board operator at a pair of Dallas radio stations. Within a few short years she got her break working as a traffic reporter and news anchor for the blowtorch station WBAP 820am.Nikki got her chance to shine, and has since become a trusted and recognized name in media. She has provided news and traffic reports for stations and SiriusXM satellite Radio in Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Houston, her hometown area of Dallas, and many more.

In her off-time she enjoys spending time with her husband and the two of them are avid fans or ‘MSTie’ of the show Mystery Science Theater 3000. She also enjoys watching British comedies, anime, and horror movies.

Lexi Ryan
Newscaster - Portland, OR

Born in Los Angeles and moved to Oregon as a teenager. At 17 I started producing commercials In an Oregon coastal town. Later worked part time in Southern Washington. It wasn’t long until a LIVE radio station offered me a shift working overnights and weekends. My experience grew and at 24 I had my first show middays at a LIVE rock station! It was the coolest experience!

I have also learned radio sales, as writing and production and News. Now I’m proud to say I’m honored to be working with such a talented staff here with I-News. My hobbies include hiking, kayaking, singing karaoke and I love to cook! I’m a proud mom to a beautiful boy and on my spare time I like to rescue animals and nurture them back to health.

Bill Bernardoni
Newscaster – Springfield, IL

Started his radio career in college at WGRN on the campus of Greenville College and on the Shine.fm Network of radio stations on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. After graduating he took a job at Talk Radio Network i n Central Point, Oregon where he worked as a producer on some of the top radio shows in America and as a reporter and lead producer on the upstart America’s Radio News Network.

After leaving TRN he spent some time working as a communications consultant for various national nonprofit organizations and political campaigns. Since 2015 he has worked as a radio and podcast producer having worked with various professional athletes, The Hill Newspaper Group, The Heritage Foundation, CrossOver Media Group, ScoopNews Group, and The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. He currently has a job as a News Anchor and Morning Show Host at a network of stations outside of Springfield, Illinois where he lives with his wife and two kids.

Robin Walensky
Newscaster – Atlanta, GA

Robyn Walensky is an Award Winning Journalist who has worked in both Network Radio & TV in New York City, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Orlando, Dallas & Atlanta.

Stacy Jensen
Newscaster – Las Vegas, NV

Started in radio in 1996 at a small country and news/talk radio station doing news and weather. Stacey later did a morning show in Northern Nevada and later became General Manager of the radio station.

After moving to Las Vegas and worked for CBS Radio. Through Stacey’s career she learned all aspects of radio including sales, on-air, special events, and management.. Working in the fast paced and every changing market in Las Vegas Stacey worked all shifts when needed and her proudest moment in radio was when she broadcast on air for a record 34 hours during the 9-11 tragedy. She is active in her community and has Emceed various charity/special events throughout Nevada and California.