Dixon begins her tenure as host of the public affairs program on February 4th
A new era of public affairs begins for Vegas PBS. The station’s longest-running public affairs program Nevada Week is getting a new host. Amber Renee Dixon will join the Vegas PBS team and step into the anchor chair on Friday, February 4, 2022.
Dixon is a veteran journalist with over a decade of news reporting and anchoring experience. An Arizona native, Amber is bilingual in Spanish and a proud graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She began her career reporting on border issues in South Africa, then continued on her journalistic path in Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
In 2012, she moved to Las Vegas to begin working at KSNV, the NBC affiliate. At KSNV, she worked for two years in News as a general assignment reporter, then transitioned into the role of sports reporter and weekend sports anchor, covering all angles of local sports including NHL, NFL, WNBA, boxing, mixed martial arts, minor league baseball, minor league soccer, NASCAR, college and high school football.
“We are thrilled to welcome Amber to our Vegas PBS family,” said Mary Mazur, President of Vegas PBS. “She is an outstanding journalist, who will fit right in with our team and the overall content strategy and style of the show.”
Vegas PBS conducted a national search to find a new host for Nevada Week, which began in the fall of 2021. Kipp Ortenburger has been the host of the program since 2019, while also working as the head of the station’s grants department. Each job is critical to the well-being of the organization, and each requires full-time attention. As such, Ortenburger chose to step into the Grants and Government Relations role full-time and will continue this important work with Vegas PBS.
“It has been a pleasure working with Kipp and he will remain an incredible resource to the show,” said Natalie Cullen, Executive Producer for Nevada Week. “We are all grateful for his dedication to the program and look forward to continuing to provide the same level of quality content our loyal viewers have come to expect from the show.”
Nevada Week airs on Fridays at 8 p.m. on Vegas PBS Chanel 10. You can download the PBS Video App onto your favorite mobile device and watch episodes anytime; or stream online at vegaspbs.org/nevadaweek.