About Josh Wikler

I am a 31-year-old high school journalism teacher (print/newspaper and broadcast/television) in Las Vegas, Nevada who used to work for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and his high school paper and has now just gotten back into writing for the first time in several years.

I am married to the most amazing woman in the world and we have two kids a three-year-old daughter (Emma) and a boy (Gavin) who was born on March 1st.

I was born in Detroit before moving to South Florida until 1993 when my family moved to Las Vegas, right before my freshman year of high school.  I graduated from Silverado High School in 1997 and attended UNLV afterwards, earning a bachelors degree in secondary English education.  I then went on to earn post-graduate degrees in urban education (masters degree) and educational leadership/administration (educational specialist degree).

Since this blog will primarily be sports-based, it is important to note that I have a rooting interest in all Miami-based professional teams (Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers) and my alma mater, UNLV.  I also typically root for the UNR Wolfpack despite the fact they are UNLV’s natural rivals (I have two sisters who attend there).  And in college football I tend to root for the University of Miami, Florida since UNLV’s football program is abysmal.

Special thanks to former student, Raquel Lee Treichel, for contributing her artwork for this blog.  Raquel currently attends Bryn Mawr University in Pennsylvania.

Additionally, this blog contains only my opinions and does not reflect the views of the Clark County School District, Liberty High School, the Liberty Tribune newspaper or L6TV.

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