Steve Chiotakis

Steve Chiotakis

Host/KCRW Staff, Greater LA

Steve Chiotakis hosts KCRW's "Greater LA," a daily show that brings you a little closer to the places and people of this giant, often-unwieldy region that millions call home.

He joined KCRW in early 2012 as afternoon drive anchor, after hosting the nationally-syndicated Marketplace Morning Report, produced by American Public Media.

Chiotakis' radio career began after finishing high school. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Communications Studies/Journalism. Through three decades on-the-air - in commercial and TV, and public radio - he's informed the masses in local markets, and with reports that have run nationally and globally.

He has experience serving as News Anchor, Reporter and News Director. His reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, ABC, NBC, CBS, the CBC, and the BBC.

Chiotakis has been honored dozens of times by the Associated Press for Best Anchor and Reporter, by Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated with awards for feature reporting, writing and show production. He's taken home several trophies by the LA Press Club as Best Radio Anchor in Southern California and Best Feature.

He's also a recipient of a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.

Steve Chiotakis on KCRW

One of the oldest hospitals in LA is permanently closing this week. Its owner, Verity Health System, filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The announcement of the closure came as a surprise.

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We speak with a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, which is made up of 14 men and women who help people plan their Disney vacations.

Planning a trip to Tomorrowland? Disney Parks Moms can help

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from Greater LA

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

LA County conducts annual homeless count this week

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

from Greater LA

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