Mitch Fox, Longtime Host and Producer of Vegas PBS ‘Nevada Week in Review,’ Stepping Down

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Mitch Fox, Longtime Host and Producer of Vegas PBS ‘Nevada Week in Review,’ Stepping Down


(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell today announced that award-winning journalist Mitch Fox is stepping down from hosting duties from the station’s current affairs program, “Nevada Week in Review.” Fox has served as host and producer of the program since 1987, and has been a member of the Vegas PBS news and production team for more than 35 years.

Statement from Fox:

After a lot of thought and much prayer, I’ve decided that March 7 will be my last program as host of “Nevada Week in Review”. At this point in my life I want to look for new career opportunities, and that would not be possible if I continued my NWR hosting duties.  I’ve had a fantastic 40-year broadcasting career, and 35 of those years have been with Vegas PBS. I’ve had the rare privilege of hosting political debates and covering the Nevada State Legislature. Most importantly, I’ve been host of “Nevada Week in Review” for more than two decades, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’d like to thank Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell for his support and I wish him and the Vegas PBS staff success in the future.

“Mitch Fox is a consummate professional and talented journalist who, in his three decades at the station, leaves behind a legacy of nonpartisan journalism at Vegas PBS,” said Axtell. “We are working diligently to find a new host for “Nevada Week in Review,” a program that delivers a trusted, balanced and insightful analysis of the headlines and issues that affect our community. In the meantime, our audience can look forward to a stellar cast of guest hosts during the transition.  They will provide the same top notch news perspective that helps individuals learn, explore and make informed decisions.”

Fox is credited with helping to elevate Vegas PBS’ position as the station with the most election debates. He moderated the Nevada Broadcasters Association 2010 U.S. Senate debate between Harry Reid and Sharron Angle that was broadcast on 56 Nevada television and radio stations, and reached viewers on four continents through rebroadcast arrangements with numerous international broadcasters. Fox also produced election-year specials and covered the Nevada State Legislature for Vegas PBS.

Fox leaves behind a distinguished career at Vegas PBS, holding a variety of positions in the production department. Before his retirement he supervised a staff of 33 with oversight of all studio and field production projects, including a budget of nearly $2 million. For more than 28 years, he served as the senior news and public affairs producer at the station. He produced an award-winning documentary series called “Real to Reel” and won a regional Emmy nomination for a documentary on nuclear waste.

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