joined The 20/20 Network in 2011 after 34 years as a national award-winning reporter, editor and publisher at newspapers across the country.
For the past decade, Steve
ran newsrooms and newspapers throughout Southern California - as editor of The San Bernardino Sun
and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, as publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group
, and as vice president-news for the parent Los Angeles Newspaper Group.
In that time, he
earned national acclaim for his
innovative approach to digital storytelling, his
civic leadership and a business acumen that led to audience and revenue growth in contrast to industry norms.
Steve grew up in Chicago, earned his journalism degree from Southern Illinois University and got his first reporting job at The Evansville (Ind.) Press.
Two years later, he
moved to Albuquerque, where he
teamed with fellow cub reporter (and eventual 20/20 partner) Tim Gallagher on coverage of the 1980 News Mexico State Penitentiary riot.
Steve later worked as a city desk editor for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, city and business editor for the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal, and managing editor of the Rockland (N.Y.) Journal News.
He became editor in chief of the Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times and the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune, where he led his team to three straight New England Newspaper of the Year awards.
Over the years, Steve
also led his
newsrooms to three national public service awards from the Society of Professional Journalists
, two Scripps Howard National Journalism Awards, a Batten Award for Civic Journalism, and a National Headliner Award.
is married with five children.
lives in Upland, California.
can be reached at (909) 841-7527, or, by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org