Hello! I’m Marsala Rypka

An award-winning celebrity journalist with a passion for people, who are willing to open their hearts and share their stories; who use their platform to raise awareness about important issues.

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MARSALA RYPKA

John Coogan | For Gold Star Families

John Coogan, president of the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and The Folded Flag Foundation and a West Point graduate like Bill Foley, owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, says many military families who lose loved ones suffer in silence rather than ask for help. The...

Benson Riseman | for Disadvantaged Youth

Benson Riseman had no idea that growing up in the impoverished town of Chelsea, outside of Boston, and losing his dad when he was 6 would have such a profound effect on his life. There are many worthy causes, but Riseman says his sweet spot is helping disadvantaged...

Nevada Donor Network President – Joe Ferreira

For more than 20 years, Nevada Donor Network president and chief executive officer Joe Ferreira’s job has been filled with sorrow and joy. He has sat with grieving families that have lost loved ones, and seen their pain transform into purpose as the organs and tissue...

Stephen Hawking — A Brilliant Mind, An Extraordinary Life

The world lost a genius when Stephen Hawking died on March 14, at the age of 76. Amazingly the theoretical physicist, cosmologist and mathematician, who achieved rock star status, lived 53 years longer than the two years doctors predicted in 1963, an accomplishment...

First-Time Nominee Allison Janney Wins An Oscar at 58 Years Old

Allison Janney is one of those rare actors who has had a successful career in film, on TV and Broadway. Yet despite winning four prime-time Emmy Awards for her role as C.J. Cregg, press secretary turned chief of staff, on the NBC hit drama, “The West Wing”...

The New JAY-Z — Authentic, Vulnerable and Contrite

There’s a lot of “new” happening in JAY-Z’s life these days. There’s the new stylization of his name (again); a new champagne; two new babies; a new confessional album that some are calling his best work; and a new website, Life + Times. All this newness...