About Frank

Frank X. Mullen, a veteran newspaperman known for his hard-hitting investigative series, is a Reno-based journalist, author, historian, actor and university journalism instructor.

He broke stories about the Fallon childhood leukemia cluster, the most dangerous Nevada doctors, malfeasance in state agencies, the abuse of research animals, and toxic clouds generated by burning munitions in California.

Since 1999, Mullen has taught journalism classes at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno . He also lectures about Western history and journalism.

In 2002 and 2005, Mullen was named Nevada's Outstanding Journalist of the Year by the Nevada Press Association and has won many national and regional journalism awards throughout his career.

Frank also is the author of;
"The Donner Party Chronicles:
A Day-By-Day Account of a Doomed Wagon Train," now in its fifth printing.
Book avail at Amazon.com

He is available for presentations about the Donner Party and Western pioneer trails.

Since 1998, Frank X. Mullen has performed in the Humanities Chautauqua, a living-history presentation active in about 22 states in which scholars take on the personas of historical characters, deliver a monologue and answer questions, in character, from audience members.

In Nevada , Colorado , Missouri , California and other states, Frank has portrayed Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, Henry VIII, John C. Fremont, Huey Long, Benedict Arnold, J.P. Morgan, mountain man Caleb Greenwood and Edward R. Murrow. He is developing the character of W.C. Fields.

Frank lives in Reno with his wife Susan, a newspaper feature writer. He holds a master's degree in environmental journalism/new media from the University of Nevada and is currently writing novels and completing a book on the history of the Truckee River . He is available for freelance journalism assignments, collateral writing for Web and print, Nevada history lectures and Chautauqua/living-history performances. He can be reached at Donnerpartybook@earthlink.net