Ky Plaskon is a Society of Professional Journalist & California Chicano News Media Association award-winning reporter with more than 25 years of experience in news. He has reported for NPR affiliates in Alaska, San Diego, Las Vegas, Reno and Sacramento and been a morning TV news anchor. His book, Silent Heroes of the Cold War: Declassified led Congress to designate Nevada's only National Memorial
. He holds a Master of Arts in Media Studies from UNLV, has taught news at three universities and was a high school teacher for at-risk youth before coming to work for the State in 2018 as an Education Information Officer for the Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB). At the CCB he wrote policy, trained cannabis license application evaluators and managed national media interest in the topic. At Nevada Medicaid, Ky worked with staff to hundreds of community partners and, for the first time, implemented direct communication with hundreds of thousands of Medicaid Members. Ky is a fluent Spanish speaker and leads the Division's efforts to serve the Limited English Proficiency community. He has two daughters that he takes on monthly adventures including road trips, biking, back-country skiing, running, swimming, and camping.