Las Vegas Journalist Getting National Attention

By Andrew Gauthier 


As American political journalists go, there are few bigger fish for the size of their ponds than Jon Ralston.

The 51-year-old Las Vegas-based television host, newspaper columnist, blogger, email-list author and prolific Tweeter, has built a one-man media franchise in Nevada that has few parallels anywhere else in the country. And, as his home states Senate race between a recession-battered Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and GOP nominee Sharron Angle, the Tea Party favorite, has emerged as one of the years most interesting, his reporting and analysis are having an outsized influence on the national political debate. More…