Hey, we are Niche Podcast!

Joey Lovato 

Creator, Host, Producer, Editor

Joey Lovato is a journalism and economics student at the University of Nevada, Reno as well as an avid listener of podcasts. Originally from San Fransisco he likes to play guitar, hike, or bike around Reno when he is not podcasting.

David Calvert

Host, Producer, Editor, Photographer, Manager

David Calvert is a photographer in Reno, Nevada recognized by the Associated Press, Eddie Adams Workshop, and Missouri Photo Workshop for his excellence in visual storytelling.

David is the team photographer for the Reno Aces. He plays slow-pitch softball, likes clean backgrounds and can throw a knuckleball.

Paolo Zialcita

Co-host, Producer, Radio Editor

Paolo is a journalism and sociology student at the University of Nevada, Reno. When not editing video for Wolf Pack What, he is usually watching soccer, reading sociological research or playing video games. He also participated in the 2017 Next Generation Radio program by NPR. 

Jacob Solis

Co-Host, Producer

Jacob is the editor-in-chief of The Nevada Sagebrush and produces radio stories for KUNR. Jacob likes Formula 1 racing, and his bredth of knowledge on the subject of politics is endless.

Alec Meyerhoff

Co-creator, Host, Editor

Alec is a licensed pilot, loves skiing and biking, and studies information systems with economics and Spanish minors.

Jose Olivares

Co-Host, Producer

Jose is a graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism. He is currently interning at NPR in Washington DC and is a bilingual journalist with a background in both written reporting and multimedia reporting.

Janessa Holman

Head of PR

Janessa is a journalism and psychology student at the University of Nevada, Reno. When she's not holed up in a corner reading, she's teaching Zumba, updating social media, or editing her own audio stories. 

The Birth of a Podcast

Joey and Alec met during high school, and became quick friends. They currently attend the University of Nevada, Reno. One day, Joey was driving home from work and came up with the idea for a podcast called Niche. Even before getting home, Joey was on the phone with Alec discussing details. Six months later, they released their first episode.

Both are also quite competitive when it comes to ping-pong.