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Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, two grandsons, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.

Apollo Global’s Black, who paid millions to Epstein, may rejoin board of directors

By: - January 11, 2022

Note: The day after this story ran Apollo declared Black will not be rejoining the firm’s board. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday paves the way for Leon Black to return to his position as a member of Apollo Global Management’s board of directors, a move that could complicate the company’s bid […]

COVID-positive workers pressured to stay on the job, say OSHA complaints

By: - January 11, 2022

Workers who test positive for COVID say they’re being asked to stay on the job, according to a dozen complaints filed with Nevada OSHA in December.  “Four employees that had informed management that they tested positive for COVID were denied time off to quarantine and faced retaliation if they did not return to work,” says […]

Once is not enough when it comes to COVID tests

By: - January 5, 2022

COVID is on the rise again, workers are calling out sick, and discerning whether that tickle in your throat is a potentially deadly virus is becoming increasingly difficult and costly. The Southern Nevada Health District reports more than 16,000 new cases in seven days.   Rapid antigen self-administered tests are notorious for false negative readings – […]

Demand for COVID tests snarls traffic, exhausts supply at UNLV site

By: - January 3, 2022

Southern Nevadans in search of a COVID-19 test waited hours in a traffic jam before some were turned away Sunday night from a drive-thru UNLV site that closed two and half hours early. “Last night the site did 1,750 tests in its first 2.5 hours of operation and closed at 8 p.m. upon hitting its […]

Nevada giant Harry Reid dies at 82

By: - December 28, 2021

Harry Reid, a man who wielded power in the U.S. Senate that was greatly disproportionate to the sparsely populated state he represented, died Tuesday. “I am heartbroken to announce the passing of my husband, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,” his wife Landra said in a statement. “He died peacefully this afternoon, surrounded by our […]

The holidays are no holiday at Amazon 

By: - December 28, 2021

It’s called ‘peak season’ – the time of year when ten-hour days for some of the nation’s more than one million Amazon employees extend into eleven-hour shifts packed into a backbreaking blur of six-day work weeks. “They work us like crazy with hardly any days off, especially during the holidays. They don’t care about the […]

Sisolak chose Burkhead as Lt. Gov. to turn around schools 

By: - December 16, 2021

In 2002 Lisa Cano Burkhead ran for Nevada Assembly as a Democrat.  “Then life went in a different direction,” she said Thursday morning, minutes after being named by Gov. Steve Sisolak as Nevada’s lieutenant governor.  Now, life is going in another direction as the political neophyte and public school educator is literally within a heartbeat […]

Police, Athletic Commission spar over criminal investigation of boxing death

By: - December 13, 2021

The boxing death of a 20-year old UNLV student prompted the Nevada Athletic Commission, which boasts it’s the gold-standard for regulation of unarmed combat, to adopt rules covering amateur contests and exhibitions, which were exempt from the Commission’s jurisdiction until now.    Commission chairman Stephen Cloobeck asked that the new regulation be named Nathan’s Law after […]

Lombardo, Wolfson ignored law in attempt to disqualify judge

By: - December 13, 2021

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo enlisted District Attorney Steve Wolfson in an April 2018 effort to remove then-Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson from cases involving Metro’s vice detail after she publicly criticized Metro and the District Attorney, according to audio recordings obtained by the Current of Judicial Discipline Commission interviews with Lombardo […]

Underwater homes in Nevada, once the majority, now a rarity 

By: - December 9, 2021

Just 1% of homes in Nevada had negative equity in the third quarter of 2021, according to CoreLogic, the analyst that named Nevada the most underwater state in the U.S. in March of 2013, when 52% of homeowners owed more than their property was worth.   The average home in Nevada gained $80,000 in equity between […]

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Milestone for Wild Horse and Burro Act comes amid record roundups 

By: - December 3, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act on Dec. 15, as it’s engaged in “the biggest taxpayer-funded wild horse roundup in its history, aided by a year-long PR campaign promoting roundups as beneficial to wild horses, wildlife, public lands and public interests,” according to […]

After student’s death, UNLV, fraternities silent on responsibility for off-campus events

By: - December 2, 2021

University of Nevada Las Vegas officials are remaining silent about the school’s role and potential liability in off-campus student activities, such as the fraternity-produced charity boxing match on Nov. 19 at the Sahara Events Center that ended with the collapse and eventual death of a student fighting in the main event. The Nevada Athletic Commission […]