Norm Clarke is a columnist for The Sporting Tribune. His 50-plus year career has included 12 years as a Pulitzer Prize-nominated newsman and sportswriter with the Associated Press in Cincinnati, San Diego and Los Angeles. In 1984, after serving as the Associated Press’ coordinator of coverage for the Los Angeles Summer Olympics, he joined the Rocky Mountain News to serve as the point man in Denver’s bid for a Major League Baseball franchise. In June 1991, Clarke broke the story that Denver was getting a National League expansion franchise. After 15 years at the Rocky as baseball writer, sports columnist and man-about-town columnist, he moved to the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 1999 as gossip columnist. He broke Britney Spears’ 55-hour marriage and Michael Jackson’s surprise move to Las Vegas to launch his comeback. Clarke was voted Best Journalist in 2013 and 2014 in the RJ’s annual Best of Las Vegas readers’ poll.