About Us

The Fernley Reporter is Fernley’s Hometown News Source. It is a locally owned and operated news website covering the Fernley area.

We provide coverage of news, sports, community events and the people who make Fernley into the unique place it is. The Fernley Reporter is a free news source, and community input and submissions are welcome.


Robert Perea, Publisher/Editor


Robert has spent 23 years as a professional journalist, 16 of them as a reporter and photographer for the Mason Valley News and Fernley Leader-Dayton Courier. He has also been sports editor of the Carlsbad (NM) Current-Argus and worked as a reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal. He has also written extensively as a freelancer for newspapers such as the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fresno Bee, San Diego Union-Tribune and Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Robert was voted the Nevada Press Association’s Outstanding Journalist in 2015, and has won numerous other NPA awards for news writing, sports writing and photography.

Robert can be reached at (775) 376-3219 or at robert@fernleyreporter.com.



SUBMISSIONS: The Fernley Reporter welcomes submissions of photos, event notices and story ideas. Submissions can be emailed to robert@fernleyreporter.com. Email submission constitutes permission to publish.

COMMENT POLICY: Comments on stories and photos is welcome. All comments must include the commenter’s first and last name and a valid email address. Profanity, libelous remarks or personal attacks will not be allowed.

COPYRIGHT: All content copyright 2022 by The Fernley Reporter. Contributed content keeps its original copyright and is used by permission.