Steve comes to WHRO from San Diego, where he’s been a successful freelancer with dozens of bylines with NPR’s American Homefront project.
Steve’s interest in military reporting began in the early 2000s as a reporter at the Post-Tribune newspaper in Gary, Indiana. He embedded with members of the Indiana National Guard in Kuwait and Iraq several times, giving him firsthand knowledge of what troops saw in wartime.
His interest in the military continued as his career progressed. Steve hosted his own radio show at Chicago Public Media and went on to work at other large stations, including KPBS in San Diego.
During his time as a freelancer, Steve independently reported and produced the podcast Free The Pendleton 14. It tells the story of what happened to a group of Black Marines in 1976 who tried to stop the Ku Klux Klan from operating on Camp Pendleton.