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

The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

North Hollywood Arts District: Final curtain call or rebirth?

The slow return of performing arts is threatening the existence of some small theaters in the North Hollywood Arts District.

from Greater LA

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

1990s palm-sized skateboards draw new generation of fans, competitors

Fingerboards, the palm-sized skateboards you steer with your fingers, are tokens of 1990s nostalgia that’s gaining interest among a new generation of riders.

from Greater LA

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

Own a fraction of a home? Californians raise concerns

Employing what it calls “fractional ownership” for second homes, real estate startup Pacaso has left communities scrambling to regulate its model.

from Greater LA

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