Dennis Myers, 1948-2019

Myers was the RN&R’s News Editor from 2003 until his death.

photo credit Eric Marks

Read more than 3,000 stories written by Myers here

Longtime Nevada journalist Dennis Myers suffered a massive stroke last week. He was admitted to Renown Regional Medical Center on Thursday, Aug. 22, and declared brain dead on Saturday, Aug 24. A registered organ donor, he was kept on life support until Monday, Aug. 26, when he was taken in for surgical recovery of his organs for donation.

Myers was an award-winning journalist who contributed to dozens of local publications and television news broadcasts. He worked for the Reno News & Review—and, as it was originally known, the Nevada Weekly—for 25-and-a-half years. He was the newspaper’s News Editor from Feb. 5, 2003, until his death.

The RN&R will feature several in-depth remembrances and memorials in the upcoming weeks, but for the time being, suffice it to say that we lost an amazing colleague, a brilliant journalist, and a caring friend. Dennis was a walking encyclopedia of Nevada history, an incisive analyst of current events, and a fearless reporter who never hesitated to speak truth to power.