This month’s WIN Breakfast Meeting is THURSDAY, October 25 (note not a FRIDAY due to Nevada Day Holiday weekend!). This event will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
The buffet opens at 7 a.m., with the program running from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The entrance fee is $35 for non-members and $20 for members who do not have the Pre-Paid membership. Registration for this event will be available the month of the event.
This month’s Breakfast Sponsor is:
As long-time WIN members will remember, Jon Ralston, joined us regularly to provide Nevada Political Updates before 2013. We are pleased to welcome him back and get his informed, entertaining and non-partisan look at what these mid-term elections have in store for Nevada. Don’t miss this event as Jon provides unique perspective and unequaled analysis of the political climate and issues.
Jon Ralston is the Editor of The Nevada Independent.
Jon has been covering politics in Nevada for 30 years. His blog, Ralston Reports, was founded in 2012 and now lives on The Nevada Independent website. He wrote for the Las Vegas Review-Journal for 15 years, the last seven as a freelance columnist. In 1999, Greenspun Media Group purchased his political newsletter, The Ralston Report, and hired him as a columnist for the Las Vegas Sun where his byline appeared until September 2012. He was also a columnist for the Reno Gazette-Journalfrom January 2015 until November 2016, when he left to start The Indy.
Over the years, Jon has hosted several TV programs, including “Ralston Live” on Vegas PBS and “Ralston Reports” on KSNV News 3. He also writes and publishes a Nevada-centric email newsletter called “Flash” that frames the political agenda for the day, breaks news, and offers analysis and snark.
Jon is a contributing editor at Politico Magazine, and in 2012, Politico named him one of the Top 50 “Politicos to Watch.” Jon frequently appears on MSNBC, FOX News, and PBS, and he has also appeared on NBC’s long-running “Meet the Press.”
Jon’s awards include:
— Associated Press News Executive Council award for best local column (2009)
— Best Non-Staff Columnist (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2015)
— Best Columnist of the Year (1991 & 1992)
— Nevada State Press Association’s Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year (1986)
Jon is originally from Buffalo, N.Y. He has a B.A. in English from Cornell University and a M.A. in journalism from University of Michigan. He came to Las Vegas in 1984 as the night police reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, later covering general assignment and county government before becoming a political reporter in 1986. He has a son, Jake. Jon loves movies and movie trivia and aspires to one day be The Nevada Independent‘s film critic, if they’ll let him.
Follow Jon on Twitter @ralstonreports