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

Lester Solis was a junior at Belmont High School in Los Angeles when the pandemic caused his mother to lose her job and him to work full-time at Home Depot in addition to going to…

How LAUSD is responding to increased need for mental health support

Lester Solis was a junior at Belmont High School in Los Angeles when the pandemic caused his mother to lose her job and him to work full-time at Home Depot in addition to going to…

from Greater LA

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‘Nature Boy’ composer Eden Ahbez led a Los Angeles life under the stars

The song "Nature Boy" was a huge hit for Nat King Cole and recorded by hundreds of artists, including Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, and Lady Gaga.

from Greater LA

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Temporary life at Homekey, Dodgers-Giants rivalry, politics of OC oil spill

KCRW profiles a resident of Homekey, a statewide program to turn hotels and motels into homeless housing. But how do you build stability in a place designed for temporary stays?

from Greater LA

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