Lori Gilbert has been informing local audiences with radio and television news for more than twenty years. She began her journalism career in print media in Utah before beginning as a radio broadcaster in Elko.
Lori is the news director for NBC affiliate KENV TV in Elko, Nevada, and also serves as the station anchor, reporter and editor for daily newscasts and a weekly public affairs program, "Elko Newsmakers." The station reports local news and information from the Elko-area.
She is also the news director for Elko Broadcasting Company's KELK-AM/FM and KLKO-FM in Elko. In 1999, the news department was named "News Station of the Year," by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association. She hosts a week-day, half-hour community news program, "Elko Live," which provides listeners throughout northeastern Nevada with first-person news accounts of local, regional and national issues.
Lori was recently inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame. An accomplished poet, she is a regular host at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering each year.
Her broadcast career has led to a national position as a board member for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She was appointed to the CPB Board initially by President George W. Bush, reconfirmed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in August 2013. Now in her second term as a member of the CPB Board of Directors, she is also in her second year serving as Vice Chair of the board.
Lori is married to Dr. John Patrick Rice, Theatre Director at Great Basin College. They have a daughter, Olivia, who attends Elko High School.