Gabe Stern covers state legislature and midterm elections in Nevada for The Associated Press. Before joining the AP, he reported for the Tampa Bay Times and ABC News as an intern. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, where he spent much of 2020 and 2021 covering COVID-19 in New York prisons for The Daily Orange, the student-run newspaper. His investigative reporting won first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards. Stern has also interned at Florida’s Naples Daily News and the News-Press in Fort Myers. In his free time he loves exploring new cities and trails.
Beat: Nevada statehouse
These journalists have a passion for breaking news and state politics and policy to cover state government. Reporting to a field news editor with a dotted line to the state government editor, they seek to consistently break news and show the impact that policy decisions have on the lives of citizens. They’re self-starters who are comfortable with data sets and freedom of information requests, and also with moving swiftly among topics such as technology, elections, voting laws, inequality, health care, cryptocurrency, education and law enforcement. They know how to find a story at the local level but are comfortable writing it for a broad audience in ways that resonate in a state or community, or around the world. They work in multiple media formats, and have a demonstrated track record of inclusive storytelling. They must have the ability and willingness to work any shift, including at night and on weekends, or as coverage demands, as The AP is a 24/7 operation.