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Morry Zenoff

Moritz "Morry" Zenoff was editor and publisher of Boulder City News and Henderson Home News in Southern Nevada. He also founded and published the Nevada Jewish Chronicle. Born in Amhurst, Wisconsin on June 3, 1910, he is the brother of Nevada Supreme Court Judge David Zenoff. Morry Zenoff moved to Southern Nevada in 1948 and bought the weekly Boulder City News. In 1950, he established the twice-weekly Henderson Home News. During the 1950s he founded a local radio station and a local television station (KSHO Channel 13), both of which he sold by 1960. In 1961 he founded the weekly Nevada Jewish Chronicle and hired Jack Tell as editor and advertising salesman. Zenoff ceased publication of the Chronicle after Tell and his wife founded their own Jewish newspaper, the Las Vegas Israelite, in 1965. In 1981 Zenoff sold the Boulder City and Henderson newspapers to former Nevada Governor Mike O'Callaghan. He was hired as associate editor of the Las Vegas Sun, where he wrote a column called "Morry's Story" during the 1980s. Morry Zenoff died in 1996.

Sources:

Marschall, John P. Jews in Nevada: a history. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2008.

"Zenoff a watchdog in early BC, Henderson." Las Vegas Sun. April 11, 1996. http://lasvegassun.com/news/1996/apr/11/zenoff-a-watchdog-in-early-bc-he....

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