Updated Sep 5, 2022 - Economy & Business

Las Vegas reporter killed in stabbing outside his home

Jeff German, host of Mobbed Up, with Planet Hollywood (formerly the Aladdin) on the Strip in Las Vegas Wednesday, June 2, 2021.
Las Vegas journalist Jeff German on the city's Strip in June 2021. Photo: K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

A Las Vegas investigative reporter was found dead outside his home over the weekend after being stabbed, announced authorities who are looking for the suspect.

Details: The body of Las Vegas Review-Journal journalist Jeff German, 69, was found on Saturday morning and police believe he was "in an altercation with another person" the previous day "that led to him being stabbed," according to the outlet. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak remembered him in a tribute as "tough but fair."

A tweet by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak calling German "tough but fair and a great mentor to young reporters.”
Screenshot: Gov. Steve Sisolak/Glenn Cook/Twitter
  • "The cause of his death was multiple sharp force injuries, and the manner of his death was homicide," said the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner in a statement Sunday, per AP.

The big picture: German joined the Review-Journal in 2010 after spending over 20 years at the Las Vegas Sun.

  • He was held in high regard for his reports on political scandals and malfeasance, and for his coverage of the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival, which left 60 people dead and hundreds of others wounded, the Review-Journal notes.

What they're saying: Review-Journal executive editor Glenn Cook described the veteran reporter in the outlet's article as the "gold standard of the news business."

  • "It's hard to imagine what Las Vegas would be like today without his many years of shining a bright light on dark places," Cook said.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from Sisolak and further context.

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