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Steven Cuevas

Steven Cuevas

Los Angeles Bureau Chief, The California Report

Steven joined KQED News in 2012 as its Los Angeles bureau chief. Based in the LA area, Steven covers a vast region from downtown LA to the suburbs of the Inland Empire and beyond. Steven's tenure with KQED actually began 17 years ago as in intern with The California Report. As an independent producer he went on to report stories for The California Report for several years from across Northern and Central California.

Steven then headed to Austin, Texas where he helped establish the first public radio newsroom at KUT in Austin in 2002. He returned to California in 2005 establishing the first Inland Southern California news bureau for NPR affiliate KPCC. Some of his most recent reporting for KPCC included a multi-part series on the labor and economic ramifications of the region's booming warehouse industry and ongoing coverage of San Bernardino's municipal bankruptcy.

In 2009 Steven uncovered evidence of inmate mistreatment at the California Institution for Men in Chino. Steven's reporting triggered an investigation of the Chino state prison by the California Office of the Inspector General.

In 2008 Steven won an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and was named radio journalist of the year by the LA Press Club. He's won numerous other journalism awards from the Radio & Television News Association, the Associated Press and Society for Professional Journalists.

A native San Franciscan, Steven's radio career began as a teenager in the mid-1980s at college music station KUSF in San Francisco.

Stories (188 archives)


The California Report | Jan 7, 2015 8:50 AM
Federal Meditator Intervenes in Dock Worker Dispute

A federal mediator is stepping into the ongoing labor dispute between dock workers and employers at sea ports up and down the West coast. The busiest of those ports are in Southern California.

The California Report | Jan 1, 2015 8:50 AM
A Chilly Morning for Pasadena Paradegoers

The annual Tournament of Roses Parade kicks off New Year's morning in Pasadena. And forecasts say it'll be one of the coldest in the event's 125-year history. That didn't stop scores of spectators from camping overnight to stake out good spots along the parade route.

The California Report | Dec 29, 2014 8:50 AM
Manual Measurement to Give Clear Picture of Sierra Snowpack

Tomorrow morning, state water authorities will conduct this winter's first manual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack. The data will give researchers a clearer picture of how much water we can expect flowing into depleted California reservoirs once the snow begins to melt.

The California Report | Dec 24, 2014 8:50 AM
Posada Christmas Pilgrimage Reunites Family, Friends at U.S-Mexico Border

The Posada is a Mexican and Guatemalan Christmas tradition steeped in faith, community and celebration. It typically involves a procession that re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter, followed by a big street party. But every December at the southern tip of San Diego County along the U.S.-Mexico border, and under the watchful eye of border agents, the Posada takes on a different form. People from across California, Mexico and a few other parts of the globe make a Posada pilgrimage to an area along the reinforced border fence.

The California Report | Dec 19, 2014 4:30 PM
Posada Christmas Pilgrimage Reunites Family, Friends at U.S.-Mexico Border

There's a Mexican Christmas tradition called a Posada that usually involves a festive street procession re-enacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter. But the celebration takes on a different form at the southern tip of San Diego County along the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the watchful of eye of the U.S. Border Patrol, people on both sides of the reinforced security fence meet to sing carols, share news and hold tearful reunions.

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