Pioneering Women of Las Vegas Journalism

The Pioneering Women of Las Vegas Journalism


From Florence Lee Jones Cahlan to Paula Francis, women have been at the forefront of journalism in Las Vegas.  As writers, reporters and television anchors, they have worked hard to be taken seriously and to prove that they are as capable of doing the job as men.

Myram Borders, the first female UPI Bureau Chief in Las Vegas.  "They didn't think a woman could handle the job".  She proved them wrong.

Gwen Castaldi, on-air reporter for KLAS-8, reporter and anchor for KVBC-3, news director for Channel 5. She has covered everyone and everything from Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, Tony Spilotro and the Mob to the Pepcon explosion.  She is being honored by the Southern Nevada Women's History Project this evening.

Mary Hausch has played a role in Las Vegas journalism for more than 35 years.  She worked at the Review-Journal for 19 years as a reporter, assistant city editor, city editor and as managing editor for more than a decade. She was the first woman to be a city editor or managing editor in Las Vegas. For 16 years she has been a journalism professor at UNLV, specializing in media ethics and print journalism courses. She is a past president of the Las Vegas chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists..

Mary Manning, long time reporter with the Las Vegas Sun.

Jane Ann Morrison, long time reporter for the Las Vegas Review Journal and now a columnist for that paper.  She was there with Gwen and Myram covering the "Casino" era scandals of skimming, money laundering and the Mob. 

Liz Wilson Vlaming, former on-air reporter for KLVX-10.  She also worked together at KVBC-3 with Gwen Castaldi.


Wednesday, March 21st

Nevada State Museum

700 Twin Lakes Drive

Lorenzi Park


Reception from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

The Reception includes a book signing of The Skirts That Swept the Desert Floor which features 100 biographical profiles of Nevada Women.

Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm

Discussion to follow.


This event made possible, in part, by the generous support of KVBC-3 and KLAS-8.

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