The charge is simple but not necessarily easy: Capture the news and energy of Las Vegas and convey that information in a way that is sharp, rapidly paced and designed to inform those who also seek not only information but also entertainment. The resulting Las Vegas TV show, an alternative to traditional local television news, is 702.tv. The twice-weekly show airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on Vegas TV (Cox Communications Channel 14).
The show is produced by Greenspun Interactive, which is owned by the Greenspun family, the same family that owns Las Vegas Weekly and the Las Vegas Sun. The show’s title is also its web address, and the show’s individual segments are available online.
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“If The Daily Show, the Travel Channel, the Food Network and E! were to try to do a daily show in Las Vegas, this is what it would look like,” says Rob Curley, president and editor of Greenspun Interactive.
702.tv is filled with stories about the city’s compelling subjects and places. Stories have ranged from a backstage interview with recent Weekly cover-story band Steel Panther to a visit to White Rock Canyon on the Colorado River. The show’s weather segment features local entertainers, and the show reports extensively about sports, primarily UNLV athletics and the UFC.
The show’s anchors are host Denise Spidle, entertainment reporter Emily Gimmel and sports reporters Alex Adeyanju and Christine Killimayer. The show’s executive producer is longtime Las Vegas TV producer and former KLAS creative services director Chris DeFranco, who joined the team in January, and its chief photographer is Trent Ogle, who has been on staff since August 2007.