Bob Stoldal Retires from KSNV

By Kevin Eck 

Bob Stoldal has retired from KSNV. Stoldal was executive vice president of News Operations at the Las Vegas NBC affiliate.

KSNV said US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said of Stoldal, “We tend to use the word legend too frequently. But it is an understatement to call Bob a Nevada legend. His passion for Nevada’s history is infectious. He cares about his state and his community and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Stoldal’s career in TV journalism spanned several decades. He made his mark in Las Vegas as news director and vice president of news at KLAS-Channel 8. He is a strong advocate of freedom of the press and open government.


Stoldal serves as secretary-treasurer of the Las Vegas Mob Museum and chairman of the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society and the Las Vegas Historical Preservation Commission.

According to the station, Stoldal was pulled out of his first retirement by late owner Jim Rogers in 2009.

Stoldal told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he didn’t really retire the first time. He just had to wait out a non-compete clause in his contract with KLAS, where he had been news director.

“I never really retired, there was just a period when I couldn’t work in my chosen field,” Stoldal said today, after Channel 3 general manager Lisa Howfield announced Stoldal’s appointment as executive vice president of news. The position puts him in charge not only of the Channel 3 newsroom, but hands him responsibility for coordinating the news operations for all stations owned by Sunbelt Communication Co. in Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Nevada, especially KENV-TV in Elko and KRNV-TV in Reno.