Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 | 11:04 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston, Nevada's leading political commentator, is leaving the Las Vegas Sun after 12 years to create his own Internet-based commentary platform, Ralston and Sun Publisher Brian Greenspun announced today.
Ralston, whose provocative, three-times-a-week political columns have spared no one in Nevada politics, will leave the Sun on Aug. 31.
The Sun will continue to sponsor Ralston's nightly public affairs show "Face to Face With Jon Ralston," which airs on on KSNV Channel 3, Greenspun said.
"The Sun and Ralston combined to build a significant brand in political commentary that is unsurpassed in Nevada," Greenspun said. "After a dozen years, it is time for Jon to take that brand and strike out on his own.
"We thank him for his years of dedicated service to the Sun and we wish him nothing but success," Greenspun said.