Robert Stoldal

Robert “Bob” Stoldal is a long-time Nevada journalist and veteran of community service. Current Chairman of the Board of the Nevada Independent—a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website—Bob also serves on Nevada Public Radio’s Community Advisory board. A passion for Arts and Culture and all things Nevada has led Bob to serve as Chairman of the Board for the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society, as well as for the City of Las Vegas Historical Preservation Commission. He also sits on the Preserve Nevada Board and the Nevada State Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Places. Bob attended Las Vegas High School, where he wrote for the school newspaper. While attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he served as editor of the student newspaper. Bob later attended Notre Dame and Belmont universities. His first paying job in media was sweeping the press room floors of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Bob went to work as a radio announcer at station KLAS and later became its news director. At the same time, he worked as a part-time sport and weatherman at KSHO-TV, Channel 13. Bob was then hired as a reporter and anchor at KLAS-TV, Channel 8 in 1967. The next year he was promoted to news director. In 1992, Bob helped the KLAS parent company expand its news markets, which included three 24-hour regional all-news cable channels in Virginia, Tennessee, and Las Vegas. In 1998, Bob launched Las Vegas ONE, a 24-hour local news television operation owned by Cox Cable, KLAS and the Las Vegas Sun. He was promoted to Vice President of News for KLAS, overseeing both the broadcast and cable news operations. Bob retired at age 65 only to return to broadcast news in Nevada one year later. In 2009, he became Vice President of News for the Sunbelt Corporation, overseeing the television news operations in the company’s stations in Idaho, Arizona, and Montana, along with the company’s Nevada operations in Elko, Las Vegas, and Reno. Within five years, he expanded the daily news programming at KVBC Channel 3 by more than four hours a day. Bob is currently “retired,” devoting time to Board work and focusing on the preservation of Nevada heritage.