Brenna Gauchat
Brenna Gauchat(she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Brenna Gauchat expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. Gauchat has worked for The State Press and interned at PHOENIX Magazine. She currently interns at The Arizona Republic.

Latest from Brenna Gauchat

Valleywise Health opens a new medical center in Phoenix to “serve the underserved”

PHOENIX – Valleywise opens a new medical center in Phoenix to provide updated health services to Valley residents.

The Valleywise Health logo in the main lobby of the new medical center on April 3. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

Annual 5K walk & run tackles misinformation and stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS

TEMPE – The Aunt Rita’s Foundation AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run brought together advocates and health professionals from across the Valley to raise awareness and funds for programs that help prevent and treat HIV and AIDS.

Runners and walkers take off from the starting line for the Aunt Rita’s Paint the Town Red AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run held April 6 at Tempe Beach Park. (Photo by Kayla Mae Jackson/Cronkite News)

FDA considers updating pulse oximeter guidelines to make readings on dark skin more accurate

PHOENIX – The FDA is considering changing pulse oximeter clinical testing regulations after a series of events exposed inaccuracies for patients with dark skin

Meghan Dooley, spokesperson for Banner Health, puts her finger in a pulse oximeter machine on March 14. Multiple studies have shown that pulse oximeters may be less accurate with darker skin tones. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

Former drug user tells story at Maricopa County’s first Spanish-only forum on fentanyl addiction

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Attorney's Office hosted its first Spanish-only forum on the dangers of fentanyl. The program featured Ronny Morales who told his personal story of using the drug and getting sober.

Phoenix urgent care workers treat an influx of respiratory illnesses

PHOENIX – Health professionals say it’s not as bad as during the pandemic, but people with respiratory illnesses are filling hospitals and clinics in Maricopa County. Here’s what to expect if you come down with flu-like symptoms and need care.

The Banner Health Urgent Care at Central Avenue and Washington Street in Phoenix on Jan. 22 is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and provides flu shots. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)