Norm Clarke through the years

About Norm Clarke


Norm Clarke – a distinguished award winning journalist, author, public speaker and event host currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Norm Clarke is an AP-trained, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist who has covered the Las Vegas entertainment scene since 1999. Before joining the Las Vegas Review-Journal to write his Vegas Confidential column, he previously worked in Cincinnati, San Diego, Los Angeles and Denver. In Las Vegas, he broke many majors entertainment stories, including Britney Spears’ 55-hour marriage and Michael Jackson ending his self-exile in Europe to seek a comeback bid on the famed Strip.

Clarke is a former sportswriter, sports columnist and AP reporter. He covered major tragedies, from the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire near Cincinnati, the MGM Grand fire in Las Vegas and the 1989 earthquake near San Francisco that put the World Series on pause.
Clarke served as AP’s coordinator of coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics and covered others in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, Calgary, and Atlanta.

He began his career in Montana, where he was raised. After 12 years with the AP, he joined the Rocky Mountain News to head its coverage of Denver’s bid for a Major League Baseball franchise. Clarke broke that story in June, 1991.

Readers of the Review-Journal’s annual Best of Las Vegas voted him as “Best Print Journalist” of 2013 and 2014. Norm also was the recipient of the Denver Press Club’s prestigious 2015 Damon Runyon Award and the 2015 Vegas Dozen Award sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Vegas Magazine.

Norm and his wife, Cara, live in the Las Vegas Country Club with their dogs Rumor and Scandal.