Nora Zambreno

Events / Public Relations Specialist

Nora is an Illinois native who has made Utah home since 1981 and has been an important part of UPR since 1998. She is a big NPR fan and having the opportunity to host StoryCorp for UPR is one of her most special memories. Nora has a master's degree in American Studies from Utah State University, where she focused on ranch culture and foodways. When she's not at work, Nora loves roaming the blue highways and back roads of the West and she lives for a good cup of coffee and off-the-beaten-path eateries featuring homemade cinnamon rolls and pie.

Pledge Drive
2:58 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Pledge Your Support: $13,177 Left to Reach Fall Fundraising Goal

Our Fall Membership Drive continues. Help us reach our fall fundraising goal. There's only $13,177 left to help pay for your UPR programs. We reached our goal of 100 new members. Don't wait; make a difference now by making a financial pledge.




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10:51 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Paving The Way For Higher Education In Rural Utah

Credit StoryCorps/Utah Public Radio

UPR's Nora Zambreno met up with her academic mentor Glenn Wilde at the StoryCorps booth.  Glenn served as Dean of the Learning Resources Program at Utah State University and shared memories of his early career at Utah State and delivering credit classes in Utah's Uintah Basin for the Extension Class Division.

Glenn Wilde also shared memories of his hometown of Coalville and Bunny's Bar and Grill. 

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Pledge Drive
4:56 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

March 2014 Pledge Drive Winners Announced

Box of Gourmet Chocolates from Chocolot Artisan Confections
     April Conner, Paradise
     Jessie Cammack, St. George
     Carolyn Brittain, Providence
     Chad Hamblin, Roosevelt
     Byron Sessions, Hyde Park


Garrison Keillor, 1 pair of tickets, April 3 Performance, Park City
     Jeneile Tams, Paradise

Ira Glass, 1 pair of tickets, April 12 Performance, Salt Lake City
     Cindy Perry, Vernal

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Pledge Drive
5:31 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Join UPR Now, Become A Member

Fill out the online form before 11 a.m. and be entered to win Finn Brewer's hat, as well as an iPad 3.


It's the last day of the spring membership drive, and if you've been waiting to make your contribution, now is the time to step forward and throw in your hat (contribution). Everyone who completes the online form today will be entered to win one of two (1 of 2) iPad 3s.

If you don't have a hat, you can also enter the drawing to receive Finn Brewer's hat, between 9 and 11 a.m.

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Southern Utah Getaway
4:59 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Enter Drawing for Southern Utah Getaway -- Contribute Now


Help Us Meet Our Goal - $70,000:  Make a  difference with your sustaining membership or one-time gift, and we’ll tip our hats to you. Complete the online form today to enter yourself into a drawing for a southern Utah vacation.

Getaway Package in Southern Utah
    (1) Pair of tickets to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins UT
    (1) $25 gift certificate to Xetava Gardens Café, Ivins UT
    (1) Two-night condominium stay with amenities, Coral Ridge Community, St. George

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Pledge Drive
4:18 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Pledge During Power Hours This Morning

HELP UPR RAISE $3000 by 9:00 THIS MORNING and win one of three 16GB iPad Minis!


From 7:20am until 9:00am this morning, when you call or complete our online form, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of three, 16GB iPad Minis. During that time, for every $1000 raised another iPad Mini will be given away.

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Driveway Moments
6:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Driveway Moment: Human Connections

Credit Elisabeth Gee / Utah Public Radio

  Nora Zambreno is the Development and Public Relations Specialist at Utah Public Radio.

One of my most recent “Driveway Moments” was hearing Teri and Rich Guy featured on Utah StoryCorps. I know them, but I didn’t know how they started their family. Hearing about the adoptive process, the arrival of their daughter and post-adoptive pregnancy—a surprise!—were tender and moving. It reminded me about the value of being able to share the things that connect us as human beings. How beautiful and how lucky we are that public radio helps do that for us.

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Pledge Drive
4:25 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Hats Off To UPR Members


Making you happy makes us happy. If you're not a member, show us that we matter by throwing your financial hat in our ring. If you would like to become a member, make a pledge online, by calling 1.435.797.8877, or by mail.

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UPR Station News
4:05 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

UPR Benefit Dinner at Angie's

You're invited! Join the staff of Utah Public Radio for a benefit dinner at Angie's Restaurant in Logan.

July 10, 2012 | 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Order off the regular menu: 20% of all proceeds from the night will go to directly to UPR.

Or Reserve a Seat at the Meet & Eat with UPR Staff and enjoy a set menu in our company from 5:30 - 7:30.

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