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Media Finally Snags Interview, Photos with Nevada’s First Male Prostitute

Finally, “‘Markus,” Nevada’s first prostitude, spilled the beans about his erotic ways at the Shady Lady Ranch brothel in Nye County, Nevada.  

But it took lots of moxy and personal sacrifice from New York Post undercover (and we do mean “undercover”) reporter Mandy Stadtmiller to really stretch and lay it all out, going where no reporter before her ventured.

Her full article, complete with photographs, appeared in the Feb. 2 issue of the New York Post. 

Making a long story very short, Stadmiller paid Markus $500 for a two-hour session (Markus’ second client), showered naked with the dude, surreptitiously interviewed and photographed him, but, reportedly, they never had sex. 

Stadmiller exhibited rare passion and creativity for her journalist assignment and career.  But, sadly, in the end, when push came to shove, she didn’t take the football over the goal line.

{Also, a prior article on  the male prostitude  by Las Vegas Backstage Access.}

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Steve Sebelius Joins 8 News Now TV Team in Las Vegas

Steve Sebelius, a Las Vegas columnist and CityLife editor, is joining 8 News Now’s award winning I-Team in Las Vegas. 

“He will be aggressively breaking significant stories that affect our community.  He is an edgy, no-holds-barred reporter who has earned a reputation for getting to the heart of the stories he reports,” said News Director Ron Comings, 8 News Now. 

“I’m excited, honored, and a little nervous about joining the respected I-Team reporters George Knapp, Colleen McCarty and Jonathan Humbert but I am definitely looking forward to being a part of Channel 8’s top rated coverage,” Sebelius said. 

Sebelius has been reporting in Las Vegas for 15 years and has extensive experience in covering everything from police to politicians. 

Sebelius will continue his duties at CityLife in addition to his new role with 8 News Now. His first day on the job will be Monday, Jan. 11th.

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Peabody Awards Won by Las Vegas Journalists

The 68th annual Peabody Awards, representing the “best in electronic media,” were announced on April 1, by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.   Winners of this years most prestigious media awards include CNN for their coverage of the 2008 presidential primaries,  NBC for it’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics, PBS’ for “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.”

Las Vegas’ own KLAS-TV Channel 8 investigative reporter George Knapp and photojournalist Matt Adams for “Crossfire: Water, Power and Politics”. 

Knapp and Adams along with Channel 8 photojournalist Alex Brauer and producer Ian Russell spent three years collecting information and preparing the piece which aired March 22 and April 20, 2008.  

Water in the Southwest is a priceless commodity and the constant topic of hot debate.  Whether it’s droughts, floods or the rechanneling of rural waters to metropolitan locations, water is more vital and valuable than gold.  The Crossfire special report focused on population growth and the politics of water in Southern Nevada. 

In making their announcement, the Peabody judges called the reporting “a brave, meticulous examination” of plans to pump water from rural Nevada to the Las Vegas Valley. 

Knapp and Adams will join other Peabody winners at the May 18 awards ceremony, hosted by NBC’s Brian Williams in New York City.

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