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 (258 archives)
L.A. County voters will get a chance to decide if marijuana should be taxed to help pay for homeless services. The Board of Supervisors entertained putting a parcel or sales tax on the Nov. ballot, but landed on pot instead.
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.
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."
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.
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.