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Longtime host Mitch Fox leaving ‘Nevada Week in Review’

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Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid debated economic and other issues only once, on Oct. 14. Vegas PBS’ Mitch Fox, center, moderated.

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Mitch Fox

After more than 35 years leading political debates and news coverage in Nevada, Mitch Fox, the host and producer of “Nevada Week in Review,” is leaving Vegas PBS.

Fox’s last episode of the show will be Friday.

Fox said he is leaving to explore career opportunities that would not be possible if he remained on the show.

Vegas PBS plans to use a rotating cast of guest hosts on the show until the station finds a permanent replacement for Fox.

“Mitch Fox is a consummate professional and talented journalist who, in his three decades at the station, leaves behind a legacy of nonpartisan journalism at Vegas PBS,” General Manager Tom Axtell said.

“We are working diligently to find a new host for ‘Nevada Week in Review,’ a program that delivers a trusted, balanced and insightful analysis of the headlines and issues that affect our community,” Axtell said.

Fox is credited with making Vegas PBS a go-to source for political debates and coverage.

He moderated the high-profile debate between U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Harry Reid and Sharron Angle in 2010, produced election-year specials and covered the Nevada Legislature.

He’s also credited with producing the regional Emmy-nominated documentary series on nuclear waste “Real to Reel.”

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