Elizabeth Crum 708x708Elizabeth Crum, Publisher & Editor

Elizabeth was named editor of the Nevada News Bureau (NNB) at its founding in October 2009. She became publisher and president when NNB incorporated as an independent non-profit media organization in September 2010.

Elizabeth is also a political commentator and co-anchor of  the daily political talk show “The Agenda” for KSNV-TV/News 3 in Las Vegas (an NBC News affiliate).

In addition, she regularly appears to talk about Nevada News Bureau stories and/or as a guest political analyst on Vegas PBS’ Nevada Week in Review, KNPR’s State of Nevada and other news and talk radio stations around the state.

Previously Elizabeth worked as a freelance writer and political blogger, and she still loves blogging at E!!Politics right here at the Bureau. She has been noted, quoted or published in national publications including Politico, Wall Street Journal and U.S. News and World Report. She has appeared as a guest on Fox News Channel and worked as the Nevada political reporter for National Review Online‘s Battle ’10 elections blog from August through November 2010. She also made the list of best state-based political Tweeters on Chris Cillizza’s political blog The Fix at the Washington Post.

Elizabeth has a B.A. in English from UNLV with the equivalent of a Journalism minor due to credits earned as editor of her (Port Huron, Michigan) college newspaper where she stirred things up on campus and won an ACLU-backed freedom of press case in federal district court in 1989.

She is available for public speaking engagements and often organizes or participates in workshops and panels on political journalism, blogging and new media.

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sean whaley headshot 2Sean Whaley, Capital Bureau Chief

Sean Whaley has worked in the news business since graduating from San Jose State University with a journalism degree in 1981.

After working for two Northern California newspapers, Sean went to work for the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Las Vegas in 1985, covering the education and city hall beats.

In 1989, Sean moved to Carson City for the R-J to cover the Legislature, state government, politics and the courts. He covered nine regular sessions and nine special sessions of the Legislature through November 2008.

After a 10-month stint as a contract employee for the Nevada State Health Division, Sean has happily returned to his journalism roots in his position at the Nevada News Bureau.

In his spare time, Sean enjoys hiking, biking and traveling.

You can email Sean at: and follow the NV News Bureau Twitter feed here.



We are always seeking talented, qualified freelance researchers, reporters and photographers/videographers with strong “new media” skills to assist us with news stories. Inquire about opportunities by sending a cover letter, bio and resume to


Anne Knowles

Anne has more than 25 years experience as a reporter.

She covered the high tech industry for 15 years in Boston and San Francisco for various technology publications including PC Week and Electronic Business.

After moving to Nevada in 2001, Anne covered business and local government for Northern Nevada Business Weekly, including covering the 2003 legislative session. Anne then worked as a copy editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal, where she also wrote news stories on local business and other issues.

She has been freelancing since 2009. Over the years her work has appeared in cnet.comSmartBusiness, Computerworld, Retail Traffic, the International Herald Tribune and the Nevada Appeal.



Andrew Doughman was the Nevada News Bureau intern for the 2011 Legislative session and is a recent graduate from the University of Washington, where he majored in journalism.

(We are keeping his bio on the page because we hope to hire him back after he finishes his summer internship!)

Andrew has reported for several Seattle-area news organizations, including The Seattle Times. During the summer of 2010, he resided in Nairobi, Kenya and reported for the country’s largest newspaper, The Nation. During the winter of 2010, he covered the Washington State legislative session for a county paper, the Skagit Valley Herald.

Andrew was also a writer, photographer and editor at his college newspaper, The Daily of the University of Washington.

He was among the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award winners. The award was for in-depth reporting for a feature piece written about a man who burned himself to death in on the University of Washington campus: The death and life of In Soo Chun.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading, traveling, hiking and photography.