Chief Investigative Reporter Darcy Spears has won 21 Emmys, 10 regional and two national Edward R. Murrow awards, Associated Press, National Press Club and Genesis awards for her unparalleled journalism.
She was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on October 15, 2022.
Darcy has been investigating Las Vegas for 28 years and her stories have changed lives, laws and taught lessons to those who would do wrong.
Her focus on Nevada's Guardianship system resulted in the state Supreme Court creating a review panel to initiate a state-wide overhaul of a corrupt court process that victimizes the very vulnerable people it's supposed to protect. Her coverage changed state law and served as the basis for a national report on HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, as well as a documentary film The Guardians.
Darcy was also featured in the Netflix docuseries Tiger King and CNN's This is Life with Lisa Ling.
Spears' investigative work has protected taxpayers, exposed government malfeasance, shined a spotlight on daycare dangers, air pollution, animal welfare, veterans health care and medical malpractice. She even got the El Rancho torn down, a Las Vegas landmark-turned-eyesore that was secretly being used as a front for a world-wide investment scam right under the noses of county regulators.
Spears has wanted to be a journalist since childhood. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she received a B.A. in Mass Communications, and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she earned her Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She hails from Los Angeles, CA and worked at CBS in Chicago before relocating to Las Vegas.