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Steve Schorr, Publisher & Editor
During his more than 40 plus years as an award winning broadcaster and business executive Steve Schorr has become one of the more respected business individuals in the State of Nevada and the Las Vegas community. Steve has been widely recognized by local, state and national organizations for his tireless and lengthy involvement with business development, civic organizations, youth groups and public service agencies. Steve has been most honored by the Clark County School District that named a public elementary school after him. Steve has also received two Lifetime Achievement Awards: one from the U.S. Justice Department and the second from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Steve is an Emmy Award winning journalist and has become a national speaker on leadership.
Glen Meek is a veteran investigative reporter with nearly 30 years experience in the Las Vegas area. During that career, he's been honored with ten EMMY Awards from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter, and is a 1999 inductee into the Nevada Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In addition to his years of work as a journalist, Glen also spent seven years as a staff investigator for the Federal Public Defender of Nevada. His combination of journalistic and federal investigative service make him ideally suited to cover courts and crime in the Las Vegas Valley.
Casey Smith is an award winning journalist with over 20 years in the broadcast news business, more than 15 of those years have been in Las Vegas. Casey anchored the morning news on KLAS and KTNV as well as KSBW on California’s beautiful Central Coast. He was also the main anchor, managing editor and moderator of a political talk show at KTWO in his hometown of Casper, Wyoming. Casey loves to report on business and political issues, but also enjoys telling human interest stories. “There’s more to the business than reporting bad news”, says Casey. “Our job is to report on the world around us and we all know there’s just as much good news out there as bad news, actually there’s more good news!” Casey says he’s proud to be with The Now Report because of its unwavering commitment to fair, balanced and especially unbiased reporting. “Reporting in an unbiased way is more important now that it’s ever been before.”
John Curtas is Las Vegas’s longest reigning restaurant columnist/commentator/critic, and has reported on its food scene since 1995. From KNPR – Nevada Public Radio to his current stint as “Las Vegas’s Favorite Foodie” on KSNV TV (NBC) Channel 3, to his Eating Las Vegas blog (www.eatinglv.com), he provides weekly updates on where to eat in Sin City. He is also the author of EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants (now in its fifth edition) as well as being an outspoken raconteur/curmudgeon on any number of other topics. When not eating out more than anyone in the history of Las Vegas, he can be found at City Hall, representing the City of Las Vegas as its Deputy City Attorney. His motto is: “If you have an appetite for life, stay hungry,” even if the size of his stomach doesn’t bear this out.
Political Consultant, Tom Letizia has been working in the media since he moved to Las Vegas in 1971. Tom started his career in 1970, working as a disc jockey, then moved to newscaster and then a play by play sports announcer at a 50,000-watt radio station in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1971 Tom began shifting from radio in Las Vegas shifting to the TV side of the electronic industry as an advertising consultant, TV host and creative advisor.At the young age of 24 Tom Letizia opened an advertising and PR business. Letizia has represented some of the most successful businesses in Las Vegas and throughout the nation.His political successes include managing all three of Mayor Oscar Goodman’s campaigns; along with heading up both successful Mayoral campaign of Carolyn Goodman and guiding the Mayor of El Paso, Texas campaign. Overall, Tom has worked on over 150 political campaigns.
Las Vegas radio talk show host Alan Stock is the 3-6p afternoon drive time talk host for Newstalk 840am, KXNT.Talkers Magazine, the bible of the talk radio industry, named Alan Stock one of the 100 most influential talk radio hosts in America for sixteen straight years. One-time bible of the entire radio industry, Radio and Records named Alan one of six top local talk radio personalities in the nation. He has been the recipient of three Electronic Media Awards and was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame in 2003.Alan’s award-winning talk radio career began with at KSRO in Santa Rosa and has included KOGO (San Diego), KSTE (Sacramento) and KSFO (San Francisco). In June of 1999, Alan was hired at KXNT in Las Vegas.For the past 18 years, he has been MC for the annual Las Vegas Veterans’ Day Parade.Alan has a Masters Degree in Psychology. Alan and his wife Rhoda were childhood sweethearts and have been married for 48 years. They have twin daughters, two great sons-in-law and four beautiful grandchildren…and a Shiranian (Shih Tzu/Pomeranian) pooch named Daisy.
Journalist Jackie Brett is a freelance public relations professional and writer specializing in the Las Vegas entertainment and travel scene for 40 years. Her writings and weekly column have appeared in magazines and newspapers nationwide, a Las Vegas coffee-table book, and on numerous websites. She spent 13 years with the Nevada state’s tourism office, which she opened, marketing the destination for visitor consumption. In addition, she spent more than 20 years in management overseeing marketing, advertising, and public relations for many Strip and Downtown hotel/casino properties. Her efforts have been recognized with several awards including the Woman of Achievement in Tourism by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
Multi-talented Rena Winters has enjoyed an outstanding career in the entertainment industry as a writer, talent, producer, production executive and as a major TV and Motion Picture executive. Her writing ability won the coveted Angel Award for the "outstanding family TV special, “How to Change Your Life,” which she co-hosted with Robert Stack. She has won the Freedoms Foundation and American Family Heritage awards.Feature films include “The Boys Next Door,” “KGB, the Secret War,” “Charlie Chan & the Curse of the Dragon Queen” and “Avenging Angel.” Author of the bestselling book “Smurfs: The Inside Story of the Little Blue Characters” currently available on Amazon and Kindle and in all book stores. Her latest book to be published June 2017 – “Holy Cause: Target America.” A story about how terrorism escalates in America. She has recently signed a publishing deal for a series of children’s books featuring two rescue cats. She also has a forthcoming cook book being published.
Mrs. Ivet Valera is a first generation college graduate where she attained her BS in Human Services Counseling with a minor in Communication Studies and a MA in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mrs. Valera has worked in the non-for-profit sector focusing on Macro level Social Work. With children and youth being the center of importance in the work of Mrs. Valera , her passion is to help youth achieve skills in life in order to reach their highest potential to be successful. She served as a commissioner with the State of Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission for 8 years. Mrs. Valera was formerly the executive director of Nevada Child Seekers and currently teaches at UNLV with the School of Social Work.
George J. Chanos, Esq. served as Nevada’s 31st Attorney General. He administered Nevada’s Department of Justice and acted as the state’s chief legal officer and advisor. He also successfully (9/0), argued the case of Warton v. Bockting, 549 U.S. 406 (2007), before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to serving as Nevada’s Attorney General, Mr. Chanos had a distinguished legal career, representing individual and corporate clients on all matters relating to the growth and management of their businesses. Mr. Chanos has a common-sense approach to dealing with problems and a unique ability to understand and explain complex issues. He also has a clear vision and uncommon insights, concerning how anyone, regardless of circumstance,can overcome the challenges they face and go on to design and lead a happy, successful andm meaningful life.