This week, Ira spoke with John Katsilometes (KATS!), the man-about-town whose column runs daily in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In this episode of “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira,” John talks about the most important changes in Las Vegas entertainment; his podcast series, “Mobbed Up”; his goal of eventually writing a book; getting sleep when he can; why what he does is a “participation sport”; and some of his favorite performers.
Prior to moving to the RJ in August 2016, John was a columnist and magazine writer for the Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Weekly and editor-at-large for Greenspun Media Group. He has won numerous state and regional awards, including the 2013 Nevada Press Association’s Journalist of the Year honor, and has been awarded four times for column writing by the Best of the West contest. In March 2019, John was inducted into the UNLV College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame for coverage of the city’s arts and entertainment scene.