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.
It’s been 47 years, but Richie McCarthy still gets emotional when talking about his big brother Jack, who lost his life in the Vietnam War.
If the jury sentences Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to life in prison it’s considered likely he’d be sent to the “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado. We speak with a former inmate.
Retired Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, who wrote the landmark decision 11 years ago legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, discusses the cases before the nation’s highest court.
Gov. Deval Patrick will become a private citizen as of noon Thursday, as Republican Charlie Baker is sworn in as the state’s new governor.
Incumbent Democratic Congressman William Keating cruised to an easy victory over Republican John Chapman.
They tend to get overshadowed by the bigger, statewide races, but here are several legislative races to watch.
Tom Menino had a good rapport with the citizens of Boston. During his tenure at City Hall, he met countless people. As his barber, one Boston resident had a one of a kind relationship with the mayor.
MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is marking its centennial this week, with a symposium examining the past, present and future of aviation and space exploration. Its opening day brought eight Apollo-era astronauts together.
But Victoria Snelgrove’s tragic death after a Red Sox win has also prompted changes in how Boston police respond to big crowds.
The Legislature will not look very different in January. Still, there are some interesting legislative contests playing out on Tuesday.