Norm Clarke has been covering the Las Vegas celebrity scene since 1999, most of it as the man-about-town columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

He takes audiences on an inspirational journey. After losing his father and an eye months apart as a child, Norm went on to a prominent career as an award-winning sportswriter, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated newsman for The Associated Press and one of the most-read gossip columnists in the country.

Now he’s winning new fans as a popular luncheon and keynote motivational speaker.

The eye-patched Montanan combines wit and insider knowledge to deliver the most entertaining and compelling stories he’s covered over the years.

Norm and his wife, Cara, named their Silky Terriers  Rumor and Scandal, but his career is straight out of “Forest Gump.”

He flew with President Richard Nixon, had good times and tense moments with Pete Rose, and broke world exclusives on Britney Spears’ quickie Vegas marriage and Celine Dion expecting twins.

Along the way, Norm experienced the life of a character straight out of a Damon Runyon Broadway play.

Fittingly, the Denver Press Club honored Norm with their 2015 Damon Runyon Award. Previous honorees include Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, Tim Russert and Ted Turner.

He has written four books and had cameo appearances in “Ocean’s 12,” “Sharknado 4” and “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead.” Be sure to ask him why he was disinvited from appearing in “Ocean’s 11” and why he was 86’d from two Las Vegas casinos.

In 2013 and 2014, Norm was named Best Print Journalist by the readers in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas voting.

Since 2012 he has been hosting “Conversations with Norm,” an interview series at the Smith for the Performing Art featuring Las Vegas celebrities.

He does a weekly entertainment segment for ABC affiliate KTNV-TV, Channel 13.

You can also follow Norm as a contributing columnist for former ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger’s new website,VSIN.com as well as Norm’s personal website norm.vegas.

Read “What happens in Vegas, Norm Clarke knows,” an article written about Norm Clarke in the Columbia Journalism Review HERE.