Steve Gregory - Correspondent

Photo: Steve Gregory, KFI News

To say Steve Gregory lives and breathes news is an understatement. Steve has had a front row seat to some of the nation’s biggest stories. From sleeping roadside in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to backstage at the Academy Awards, to dodging gunfire during riots in Ferguson, Missouri, Steve is one of the more versatile reporters in the field. He has slept in the back of a news truck during the nation’s longest prison standoff and spent many days in the same truck covering the nation’s largest wildfire.

As a National Correspondent for iHeartMEDIA (KFI-AM640), Steve covers the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and SAG Awards. He’s also a contributor for the BBC, and has contributed to outlets in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Japan.

Steve is a seven-time recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. The Associated Press has given him first place accolades for Best Newscast, Best Special Program, and Best Series. Steve has also won international media awards for features on the Phoenix Fire Department, the U.S. Border Patrol, and Arab-American comedians.He’s also won National Headliner and Communicator Awards. He is a first-place winner of more than 30 Golden Mike® Awards for his coverage of breaking news, features, and investigative series. He has also won awards for his live coverage of dramatic and violent car chases.

In April of 2005, Steve covered the original Minuteman Project along the Arizona / Mexico border. As an embedded reporter he lived with the volunteer group, went on patrols and observed strategy meetings. As a result, the Associated Press awarded Steve Best Talk Show, Best Special Program and Best Use of Sound. He also spent a week with the elite Special Ops unit of the Tijuana Police Department – a first for a foreign radio journalist.

Some of Steve’s investigative stories have included an RV Waste Dumping problem in Venice Beach, CA and the exposure of a medical billing scam in the Arizona prison system. A story he produced sped up the announcement of a confession from a serial killer in San Diego. Steve has also exposed mold poisoning at an elementary school in LA County and a first-ever jailbreak in the LA County Jail.He has also reported from the middle of some of the LA-area’s most volatile riots and protests.

Steve has lectured at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Pepperdine University, CalState Fullerton and CalState Northridge. Steve is also in demand as a media relations consultant to police and fire departments around the country, including regular presentations at the National Information Officers Association, the Utah Governor’s Safety Summit, California Peace Officers Association and the annual Utah Public Information Officer’s Training Conference. Since 2007, Steve has been an adjunct media relations instructor at the LAPD Academy and has also trained officials at the California Highway Patrol, LA City/County Fire Departments, and LA County Sheriff’s Department. He is also California’s first working journalist to become a Peace Officer Standards Training (POST)-certified instructor.

In 2016, a bipartisan group of California lawmakers awarded Steve a resolution honoring his contributions to journalism and community.

Steve is an adjunct instructor at the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Safe Communities Institute where he teaches crisis communications and media relations. He also serves on the board of directors of the Radio Television News Association of Southern California where he chairs the media access committee.

In his past life, Steve was the program manager for PBS affiliate, KTSC-TV. He was also the director of marketing and media for the Colorado State Fair.

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