Steve is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR’s midday host/local news anchor. He also delivers the national newscasts heard on nearly 500 NPR stations at the bottom of each hour during Here and Now.
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 16 of the 17 Massachusetts Department of Correction facilities.
When not working, Steve spends time as an amateur Genealogist and Beekeeper.
For all male prisoners turned over to DOC custody, MCI Cedar Junction is their first stop.
One of the first stops for Nelson Mandela on his worldwide tour after being freed from prison was to Boston.
A Harvard-Columbia football game. A graveside visit. A sundae stop. Final time with his father. We trace President John F. Kennedy’s final trip home, 50 years ago Saturday.
Steve Brown has watched or listened to all the great Boston sports moments during his lifetime. But the Red Sox win got away from him.
BOSTON — Carl Sciortino’s much-discussed campaign ad brings to mind an ad that vaulted Edward Markey to Congress in 1976.
BOSTON — There seems to be a hopeful feeling in the air that Henry’s purchase of the Globe will be good news for the struggling newspaper business.
BOSTON — The arrest of the now-former tight end for murder is leading some to question the judgment of the team and its owner, Robert Kraft.
BOSTON — “I’m putting a team together next week to start the planning process of how we make it happen,” Menino said Friday.
EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — East Bridgewater sent hundreds of soldiers to fight in the Civil War. Almost 50 of them never returned home.
Picture how almost everything is shut down on a snow day, but without the snow — that’s how it was Friday as law enforcement conducted an intensive manhunt looking for the suspect-at-large in connection to the Boston Marathon bombings.