Ed Vogel got his start in journalism as a teen in Michigan where a weekly newspaper paid him $1.50 a story to cover high-school sports. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he pursued his love of newspapers at jobs in New Mexico and Texas before joining the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 1977. At the Review-Journal, he became Nevada’s expert journalist on Yucca Mountain. Ed covered his first session of the Nevada Legislature in 1979 and was assigned as a full-time reporter and chief of the Capital Bureau in 1985. He covered 17 regular and 12 special sessions of the Legislature.