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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 (291 archives)


The California Report | May 2, 2017 8:50 AM
'We All Belong Here': May Day Rallies Draw Crowds Across the State

In Los Angeles, organizers expected 100,000 people to show up for May Day marches -- but according to police, only 15,000 came. But there was a common theme for those who did show.

The California Report | May 1, 2017 8:50 AM
Los Angeles Expecting Thousands at May Day March

Since 2005, Latinos have turned out to protest U.S. immigration policies. But this year, May Day marches are expected to draw a larger coalition of those immigrants rights groups, women's groups, and LGBTQ advocates. One of today's largest marches is expected to take place in Los Angeles.

The California Report | Apr 26, 2017 8:50 AM
As San Bernardino Recovers From Housing Crisis, Non-Bank Lenders Offer 'Too Good To Be True' Loans

Yesterday we brought you the story of one street near San Bernardino that's still on the mend 10 years after the start of the mortgage meltdown. On his way out of that neighborhood, The California Report's Los Angeles bureau chief Steven Cuevas spotted a sign with an offer that sounded way too good to be true.

The California Report | Apr 25, 2017 8:50 AM
10 Years After Housing Crash, Families Finally Making It on 'Dream Street'

When the U.S. housing market collapsed about 10 years ago, the carnage was especially severe in Southern California's Inland Empire. Back then home building was booming, fueled in part by risky home loans. You know what happened next; foreclosures, thousands of them. Every street could tell a story. Today we visit one, near San Bernardino to kick off a series examining how the crisis is still affecting people and communities today.

The California Report | Mar 21, 2017 8:50 AM
Mayors Organize 'Day of Immigration Action'

Mayors across the country are speaking out today on behalf of immigrants as part of the Cities Day of Immigration Action organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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