LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Las Vegas Review-Journal has named an interim editor following weeks of uncertainty since its scrutinized sale to billionaire casino-mogul Sheldon Adelson.
The largest newspaper in Nevada reported Wednesday that its senior editorial writer Glenn Cook will serve as the top news editor until a new chief is hired. Cook said he’s not seeking the permanent job.
The announcement came from the publisher, Jason Taylor, who said the permanent job should be filled in the next two months.
Cook is standing in for Mike Hengel, who took a buyout in December after the $140 million sale was announced but before the new owner was discovered by the paper’s own reporters.
The paper’s second sale of the year drew scrutiny from journalists, politicians and media-watchers who demanded transparency.