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Inside Education airs on Vegas PBS (Channel 10) at 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday with veteran television journalist Mitch Truswell as permanent host. Various community members and school district employees will join Truswell on several episodes to serve as co-host during the 24-episode season.
The program is a cooperative effort with the Clark County School District to provide increased transparency and accountability to students, parents and taxpayers. Other local programs offering coverage of government include Nevada Week in Review, UNLV Brooking West Reports, annual State of the City addresses by mayors, and Capital Report on state legislative sessions.
The goal of Inside Education is to offer viewers a deeper look at pressing education challenges issues facing the Clark County School District and spur informed discussion in the community. The program will also recognize the accomplishments and successes of the school district.
A new segment this year will feature the work of student journalists. Vegas PBS offers career training internships for 30 students a year in its production, education and engineering departments. CCSD's magnet high school students will work on set in the studio and in the control room during production to gain hands on experience and to share their unique perspectives as students.
About the Team:
Host and reporter Mitch Truswell is an Emmy-award winning journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in television news, including leading the investigative unit at the Las Vegas NBC affiliate. Truswell has worked as a reporter, investigative reporter, anchor and producer in cities that include Sacramento and Phoenix.
Executive Producer Kathy Topp has won two prestigious National Education Awards from the Education Writers Association (EWA), including first place for an investigative series on the Clark County School District’s bond initiative, and honors for beat reporting. Topp has also been awarded four Emmys for her coverage of education issues in Southern Nevada, as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award
Field Producer Suzanne Dunn is a two-time Emmy award winning journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in print and television news. She was worked in top-ten media markets and most recently was an investigative producer for the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas.
Assistant Producer Jessica Zimmerman recently earned her Master of Arts degree in Journalism from UNLV. Zimmerman has worked at several Las Vegas television stations in various roles.
Director Gary Williams has been with Vegas PBS since 1989. He is an Emmy award winning producer for his work on Veterans Memories.
Videographer Cade Cridland has been with Vegas PBS since his graduation from UNLV in 2007. He worked as an intern for Vegas PBS while attending College. Cridland recently produced Backyard Sessions, a web-only local music performance series for VegasPBS.org that was recently added to the national PBS digital innovators webpage.
Email with feedback or show ideas: InsideEducation@VegasPBS.org
Watch Inside Education every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS (Channel 10).
Episodes will repeat on Channel 10 every other Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. and Sunday at 5:30 a.m.