This week, Ira spoke with Richard N. “Rick” Velotta, Assistant Business Editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who has covered business, the gaming industry, tourism, transportation and aviation in Las Vegas for more than 25 years. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Velotta talks about his decision to move to Las Vegas; how the sheer volume of stories he covers keeps him excited and involved; why the top stories of 2019 include the Wynn shake up, the building of MSG Sphere, and the soon-to-be opening of Allegiant Stadium (2020); and the never-ending saga of the train from Las Vegas to Victorville.
A former reporter and editor with the Las Vegas Sun, the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner, the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff and the Aurora (Colo.) Sun, Velotta is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where he won the school’s top journalism honor. He became the Review-Journal’s assistant business editor in September 2018.
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