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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 (262 archives)

The California Report | Jun 24, 2016 8:50 AM
U.S. Supreme Court's DAPA Decision Could Affect Millions of California Immigrants

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Obama's effort to give protection to millions of undocumented people living in the U.S. yesterday. Obama called the court's 4-to-4 tie a "heartbreaking" setback. The ruling means that a program to expand protections for undocumented immigrants who arrived as children won't go forward. And a program to help parents of kids living here legally to apply for temporary work visas was also blocked.

The California Report | Jun 10, 2016 4:30 PM
Documentary Reveals L.A.'s Secretive 'Backyard' Latino Punk Scene

There are a host of punk bands that are mostly unheard of outside of Latino communities in East and South L.A. But that's where they flourish in secret backyard and warehouse shows. The scene -- and the Latino kids behind it --are the focus of the new documentary film, "Los Punks: We Are All We Have."

The California Report | Jun 8, 2016 8:50 AM
California's Presidential Primary: Clinton Wins Big, Sanders Vows to Fight On

Californians have had their say in the presidential primary and the Associated Press has declared Hillary Clinton the winner on the Democratic side. At last count, she led Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by more than 10 points.

The California Report | Jun 2, 2016 8:50 AM
Alert System Proved Valuable in Moments After UCLA Shooting

Most UCLA students will be back in class today. The campus was shut down yesterday after a mechanical engineering professor and a shooter were killed in a murder-suicide. Students were alerted of the shooting via email and social media through the campus?s ?Bruin Alert? system.

The California Report | May 26, 2016 8:50 AM
Riot Police, Pinata Effigies Mark Donald Trump Rally in Anaheim

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump returned to California on Wednesday to rally supporters in Orange County. It's the first stop in a two-day swing through the state. And there are still many people who have a lot of mixed feelings about the candidate.

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