John Katsilometes, whose musings on the Las Vegas social scene have spanned multiple publications and endeared him to readers for nearly two decades, will return to the pages of the Las Vegas Review-Journal this month.
“We’re thrilled to have John join the staff as our new man-about-town columnist,” said Review-Journal Managing Editor Glenn Cook. “Our readers will enjoy his flair for covering the city’s entertainment scene and appreciate his depth of knowledge of Las Vegas personalities and places. John’s columns will, like John himself, land just about everywhere, not just on page 3A.”
This is Katsilometes’ second stint with the R-J, where he was initially hired as a sportswriter in 1996. He joined the Greenspun Media Group in 1998, and began penning his eponymous social column, The Kats Report, for the Las Vegas Sun. He also contributed regularly to the company’s other Las Vegas publications.
Katsilometes, 50, has won numerous accolades for his writing, including Best Local Column and Outstanding Journalist awards from the Nevada Press Association. His writing has also been recognized by the Best of the West contest and Editor &Publisher’s “Eppy Awards.”
Katsilometes will continue hosting his weekly radio show, “The Kats Report,” on KUNV-FM (91.5). He also appears each Wednesday with anchor Dayna Roselli on the KTNV Channel 13 “Midday” show.
“I love the energy and the velocity of Las Vegas,” he said. “Our city is nonstop, and so am I.”