Warren Lerude, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, is professor emeritus at his alma mater, the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno where he taught media law and management and guided the professional internship program over 30 years.
He joined the faculty after 20-year career as a reporter and editor with The Associated Press in Reno, Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles bureaus and the Reno Evening Gazette and Nevada State Journal where he served as editor, publisher and corporate president. He served on the founding teams of USA TODAY and the Newseum, the Freedom Forum museum in Washington, D.C. tracing news from prehistoric cave drawings to the Internet. He served as an editorial and management consultant with media corporations in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
He is author of Robert Laxalt, The Story of Storyteller and American Commander in Spain, Robert Hale Merriman and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
Mr. Lerude and his wife Janet live in Reno and San Francisco with their calico cat Gracie from Macy’s (they adopted her from the store’s Christmas window in San Francisco).