Esther Ciammachilli

Esther is a KUNR alum, who left the station in mid-October to take the afternoon host position at WBHM public radio in the much larger market of Birmingham, AL. She's excited for the career opportunity, where she will also be closer to family. 

She began her career with KUNR in March of 2013 as a part-time broadcaster, having made the transition from commercial radio. Esther received her degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014. Before graduating, she was awarded the Outstanding Broadcast Student Award from the Reynolds School.

Originally from San Diego, California, Esther moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001 where she worked as a singing gondolier at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. At night, she was an actress in an improvisational dinner theater called "Tony and Tina's Wedding," where she played several different parts (not all at once though). She is a trained improvisational actor and has worked with the Reno Little Theater after moving to the north in 2010.

We wish Esther all the best in her broadcast career.

 

February 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, which once provided African-Americans the chance to play professional baseball before the game was integrated.

Now, a century later, African-American participation in baseball is lagging. The number of black Major Leaguers is only 8.4%, according to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports.