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

What are renters and landlords doing when rent is due on April 1? One LA City Councilman is fighting for a rent freeze.

Renters and theaters during COVID-19

What are renters and landlords doing when rent is due on April 1? One LA City Councilman is fighting for a rent freeze.

from Greater LA

Today’s entire show is about how Angelenos are helping their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic. One Huntington Park bakery is offering free bread to kids each day.

Volunteering during coronavirus outbreak

Today’s entire show is about how Angelenos are helping their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic. One Huntington Park bakery is offering free bread to kids each day.

from Greater LA

Due to COVID-19, LA County’s criminal and civil trials are suspended, while entire courthouses are shut down.

LA courts and coronavirus

Due to COVID-19, LA County’s criminal and civil trials are suspended, while entire courthouses are shut down.

from Greater LA

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from Screengrab

One frequent issue for people experiencing homelessness is hygiene -- how to keep clean when you don’t have ready access to running water, soap, a shower, clean clothes.

from Greater LA

If you’re suddenly out of work due to a suspended production, closed office, or canceled Hollywood event, KCRW’s The Business would like to hear from you.

from The Business

The show "Home" begins with a magic trick. When you walk into the theater, you see an empty stage.

from Opening the Curtain

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from Hollywood Breakdown

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from Opening the Curtain

Disney has announced that its Anaheim-based theme park will close from March 14 until the end of the month.

from Hollywood Breakdown

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from KCRW Features