The Clark County School District (CCSD) debuted a new format and host for its half hour television program, Inside Education, which airs on Vegas PBS (Channel 10) at 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday as part of the school district’s continuing mission to provide transparency and accountability to students, parents and taxpayers.
The first episode of the revamped program was on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., with veteran television journalist Mitch Truswell as permanent host. Various community members and school district employees will join Truswell on several episodes to serve as co-host during the 24-episode season.
The goal of Inside Education is to offer viewers and in-depth look at pressing education issues facing the Clark County School District and spur relevant discussion in the community. The program will also recognize the accomplishments and successes of the fifth largest school district in the country’s diverse student body and staff, as well as feature student journalists.
To see the show in its entirety click HERE.
About the Team:
Host and reporter Mitch Truswell is an Emmy-award winning journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in television news, including leading the investigative unit at the Las Vegas NBC affiliate. Truswell has worked as a reporter, investigative reporter, anchor and producer in cities that include Sacramento and Phoenix.
Executive Producer Kathy Topp has won two prestigious National Education Awards from the Education Writers Association (EWA), including first place for an investigative series on the Clark County School District’s bond initiative, and honors for beat reporting. Topp has also been awarded four Emmys for her coverage of education issues in Southern Nevada, as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award.
Field Producer Suzanne Dunn is a two-time Emmy award winning journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in print and television news. She was worked in top-ten media markets and most recently was an investigative producer for the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas.
Assistant Producer Jessica Zimmerman recently earned her Master of Arts degree in Journalism from UNLV. Zimmerman has worked at several Las Vegas television stations in various roles.
Email with feedback or show ideas: InsideEducation@VegasPBS.org
Watch Inside Education every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS (Channel 10). Episodes will repeat every other Wednesday at 12:30 a.m., Sunday at 5:30 a.m., and on Cox Cable Channel 111 Friday at 4:30 p.m.