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Steve Brown

Reporter/Anchor, WBUR

Steve is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR’s Statehouse 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 16 of the 17 Massachusetts Department of Correction facilities.

When not working, Steve spends time as an amateur Genealogist and Beekeeper.

Recent stories

Mass. Job Seekers Call For Aid For Long-Term Unemployed

October 07, 2015

A few dozen mostly older and well-educated individuals urged state legislators to support bills aimed at getting them back to work.

Mass. Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Proposals To Expand Protections For Transgender People

October 07, 2015

Lawmakers heard from both supporters and opponents of the bills which seek to allow transgender people access to public facilities separated by gender that they identify with.

Baker Calls For Swift Reform Of DCF Practices

September 28, 2015

In the wake of several high profile deaths of children whose cases had at one time or another been looked into by the Department of Children and Families, Gov. Charlie Baker is calling for swift reform of agency practices.

Baker Says Work Continues To Improve DCF Protocols

September 22, 2015

In the wake of the death of another child who was at one point involved with the agency, Baker says his administration is prioritizing reworking the DCF’s intake policy, which hasn’t been updated in 10 years.

Uber And Taxi Drivers Face Off In State House Hearing

September 15, 2015
Taxi drivers wearing yellow T-shirts sit together during a hearing on the regulation of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft Tuesday at the State House in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Lawmakers heard from both sides during a public hearing on proposed ride-hailing regulations at the State House Tuesday.

Expert: ‘Deflategate’ Ruling ‘Resonates Well Beyond The NFL’

September 03, 2015

Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, says the ruling is a win for all players associations.

‘He Went For All The Right Reasons': One Marine’s Story

May 25, 2015
Sgt. John Henry McCarthy Square on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Colburne Road in Brighton. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

‘Like Walking Into A Tomb': What It’s Like In The Supermax Prison

May 01, 2015
ADX Florence prison (Wikimedia Commons)

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 Mass. High Court Justice Talks On Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before SCOTUS

April 28, 2015

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.

Patrick Departs State House For Last Time As Governor

January 07, 2015
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick departs the State House during the traditional "lone walk" Wednesday. (Steven Senne/AP)

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.

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