Bio

Geoff Schumacher is a writer, editor and museum executive in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He is the author of Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue, published in 2008, and Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas, published in 2012. He was editor of Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State, the official book commemorating Nevada’s sesquicentennial in 2014.

Schumacher was a reporter, editorial writer and city editor for the Las Vegas Sun for 10 years and editor of Las Vegas CityLife for three years. He founded and edited the Las Vegas Mercury, which ceased publishing after a four-year run. He was the director of community publications for the Las Vegas Review-Journal for 10 years, overseeing editorial operations of numerous weekly newspapers and special sections. He also wrote a weekly public affairs column for the Review-Journal for five years and was the founding editor of CityLife Books, an imprint of Stephens Press. For three years, he served as the publisher of the Ames (Iowa) Tribune and its affiliated newspapers in central Iowa.

Today, Schumacher is the director of content for the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas.

Schumacher was born in Madison, Wisconsin, grew up in Southern Nevada and earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1988. He is married and has two daughters.

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