Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR’s State House reporter.
Steve began his career in radio while still in high school in the late 1970s on Cape Cod. In 1979, during his freshman year at Emerson College, Steve began providing news reports from the Massachusetts State House for various radio stations around the state including WROR and WRKO in Boston, WMAS in Springfield, WNBH in New Bedford and WCIB in Falmouth.
In 1987, Steve joined the staff of WMJX and WMEX in Boston as a political and general assignment reporter, heading up the station’s award-winning coverage of the Dukakis presidential campaign. In the early 1990s, Steve began working in television as a reporter and writer at WLVI-TV in Boston, and later at WBZ-TV (CBS-4).
Steve returned to his radio roots in 2003 as a news anchor/host at WBUR, and has covered a variety of stories including the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath, the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, congressional redistricting, casino gambling, the state budget process and the passing of former Boston Mayor Kevin White. Since 2012, Steve has taken on corrections as a beat, and has since toured all 16 Massachusetts Department of Correction facilities and three county houses of correction.
When not working, Steve spends time as an amateur genealogist and beekeeper.
Some 37,000 small American flags have been planted on the Boston Common — one for each Massachusetts citizen killed in battle dating back to the Revolutionary War.
More details are emerging on the events that led up to the fatal shooting of an Auburn police officer Sunday morning at a traffic stop.
Authorities say Jorge Zambrano, 35, of Worcester, was found inside a duplex in Oxford — just miles from where Auburn Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot and killed — shortly after 6 p.m. Police say he fired at them and was killed in a shootout.
Residents seem to widely support a millionaires’ tax. But the state’s constitution would need to be amended first, and that process is complex.
The bill prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations.
Authorities say Arthur DaRosa went on a rampage that left two victims dead and five others injured.
State transportation officials are making some cutbacks, but they do plan to go ahead with the long-delayed extension of the MBTA’s Green Line into Somerville and Medford.
“I sincerely doubt I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton either,” Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters on Wednesday.
A revised version of the bill released Friday adds language directing the state attorney general’s office to issue guidance for prosecuting anyone who asserts gender identity for an improper purpose.
We hop into state Sen. Tom McGee’s Ford Focus for a closer look at the gridlock facing North Shore commuters and to hear his thoughts on what can be done to shorten drives into the city.
Justina Pelletier’s family accuses the hospital and four doctors of negligence and violation of civil rights.
The legislation remains bottled up in a conference committee that’s working out the differences between the House and Senate.
As the state’s opioid epidemic shows no signs of slowing down, a Beacon Hill panel listened Monday to hours of testimony on Gov. Charlie Baker’s bill seeking to stem the scourge.
The bill is similar to a ballot initiative that was narrowly defeated by voters three years ago.