Wesley Juhl is a senior at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas,where he studies journalism,literature and creative writing.
He began his reporting career covering the state legislature for the Las Vegas Night Beat,a monthly LGBT news magazine. Before joining the Semester in Washington program,Juhl spent a year covering breaking news,crime and cops for the Las Vegas Review-Journal,Nevada’s largest newspaper.
He has covered diverse topics,from the Nevada Legislature’s efforts to repeal the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages to an armed standoff with federal agents at the Bundy Ranch. He was the first reporter on the scene of the slaying of two Las Vegas police officers by a pair of anti-government extremists earlier this summer.
Juhl is passionate about journalism and newsroom diversity and is active in the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists organizations in his hometown,the fabulous Las Vegas. He loves writing stories about politics,minority affairs and character-driven features.
His love for print media dates to his childhood,when he used to watch his grandfather read the newspaper every morning. But Juhl also loves visual storytelling and challenging himself with new media.