KQED Radio Staff
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 (113 archives)
Outrage is growing over a Santa Clara County judge?s decision to send a paroled sex offender to a desert community north of Los Angeles.
November elections are just around the corner in many California cities. In the desert town of Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, local elections were called off -- cancelled by a Superior Court judge who says the city's electoral process is unfair to minority voters. Now the election is back on, but an ongoing legal dispute could jeopardize the final results.
A group of Latino residents is threatening to sue a Southern California water district that serves the Palm Springs area. They claim they don't have an equal say in decisions affecting their community.
The Mojave Desert communities around Joshua Tree in southern California tend to be among the most pro-military in the state. The region is home to the largest U.S. Marine base on earth. But a controversial proposal that would expand the base by tens of thousands of acres is drawing fire from an army of opponents.
The federal government shutdown is about to enter its second week with no resolution in sight. Some furloughed government workers might have enjoyed having a day or two off. But the impact is starting to have consequences big and small -- especially in California military communities.