This week, Ira spoke with Steve Bornfeld.
Steve Bornfeld is managing editor of the new Las Vegas Newswire, a website that showcases people and institutions active in tourism in Southern Nevada, and how they contribute to the area itself.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Bornfeld talks about his decision to move here; the launch of Las Vegas Newswire, a website that showcases people and institutions active in tourism in Southern Nevada; the contributions they make to the area itself; how stories are developed and covered; and the uniqueness of Las Vegas in terms of entertainment, gaming, and sports.
Originally from The Bronx, N.Y., Steve Bornfeld is a veteran journalist, having spent 35 years in daily newspapers and magazines in New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and, for the past 22 years, in Las Vegas.
As an entertainment/feature writer, editor and columnist, his work has appeared in the New York Post, the Boston Herald, the Hollywood Reporter and the Gannett and Hearst newswires, as well as locally in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly, Vegas Seven, Las Vegas Life, Desert Companion and Showbiz Weekly.
He has been honored with multiple state, regional and national journalism awards from the Nevada Press Association, Best of the West journalism contest and the Society for Features Journalism.
Beginning his career in 1983 as an education and general assignment reporter, Bornfeld went on to write on a vast array of topics from television and radio to stage and film to music and the Las Vegas Strip, interviewing hundreds of actors, musicians and artists along the way.
As a Bronx boy at heart, his only complaint about Las Vegas is that he can’t take the subway to work.