Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey named top Nevada sports writer

Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Todd Dewey was named Nevada Sportswriter of the Year on Thursday by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Dewey, a New England native who graduated from the University of Central Florida, covers a variety of sports for the Review-Journal, including the 51s’ Pacific Coast League franchise, the Wranglers’ ECHL franchise, the National Finals Rodeo and the Las Vegas marathon. He has worked for the Review-Journal for 10 years. This was the first time Dewey, 45, has won the NSSA’s state award. Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney won last year.

Russ Langer, the play-by-play announcer for the 51s and UNLV football, was named Nevada Sportscaster of the Year. It’s the ninth time Langer has won the award. He also won once in New Mexico.

On a national level, the organization honored NBC’s Mike “Doc” Emrick as Sportscaster of the Year and Sports Illustrated’s Peter King as Sportswriter of the Year.

The group named sportscaster Marv Albert and writer Rick Reilly to its hall of fame.