James Wright


Deputy Editor for Metro and Business News,  The Las Vegas Review-Journal

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James G. Wright is deputy editor for metropolitan and business news for the The Las Vegas Review-Journal. Before joining that publication in 2010, he held editor positions with the Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho), the Times Union (Albany, New York), the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, and the San Diego Tribune. Throughout his career, Wright has specialized in watchdog journalism and special projects. In 2011, he directed the Review-Journal's national award-winning investigation of police shootings, "Deadly Force: When Las Vegas Police Shoot, and Kill." In 1985, his efforts to protect a confidential source lead to an Idaho Supreme Court decision establishing qualified privilege for journalists in that state. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Wright grew up on a small farm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho. While working as a reporter covering city hall for the Rocky Mountain News, he earned a masters degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.