After several years covering politics and the energy and mining industry as a reporter and later editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star Tribune, Hugh Jackson moved to Las Vegas in 1997, editing the Las Vegas Business Press and later serving as senior editor at Las Vegas CityLife.
In 2001 Jackson joined the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization Public Citizen as a senior policy analyst working on nuclear power and nuclear waste, water privatization, federal energy legislation and other issues. In 2005, he started the Las Vegas Gleaner, which quickly became Nevada’s most-read and most influential progressive blog. He has freelanced for numerous publications ranging from the progressive magazine In These Times to the trade publication Oil & Gas Journal to the British Guardian newspaper’s online American opinion section.
In addition to running the Gleaner, Jackson writes a regular column in CityLife. As an independent policy analyst, Jackson is considered one of the most knowledgeable people in Nevada on state mining tax policy. He also teaches American History at the College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Jackson, a Co-Host of The Agenda, was raised in a Wyoming trailer court just over the hill from one of the world’s largest open pit coal mines. He has a B.A. in History from the University of Wyoming and an M.A. in History from the University of Minnesota.
You can email Hugh Jackson at HJackson@MyNews3.com