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

LA currently has zero lesbian bars. Since the closure of LA’s last remaining gay bar in 2017, the second-largest city in the U.S.

LA’s lesbians are rebuilding long-lost sapphic spaces

LA currently has zero lesbian bars. Since the closure of LA’s last remaining gay bar in 2017, the second-largest city in the U.S.

from Greater LA

More people are experiencing homelessness in New York City than in all of LA County.

Will LA adopt New York’s approach to homeless shelters?

More people are experiencing homelessness in New York City than in all of LA County.

from Greater LA

After 15 months of the pandemic, the Golden State is no longer requiring capacity limits, masks, or social distancing in most places.

LA grocery worker and bar owner on California fully reopening

After 15 months of the pandemic, the Golden State is no longer requiring capacity limits, masks, or social distancing in most places.

from Greater LA

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One obstacle to solving LA’s homelessness crisis is that everybody is in charge and nobody is in charge.

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The city of LA has locked basketball hoops in Venice Beach, even as more outdoor and indoor activities get the green light to restart.

from Greater LA

Businesses on the road to reopening are traversing a complex path with rules about distancing, capacity limits, and masks.

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Joe Mathews writes that the real problem of California’s high-speed rail project is management, not money.

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A new government effort aims to bolster what’s sometimes called the “missing middle” in California’s most expensive housing markets.

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Pico Boulevard may be the hardest working street in Los Angeles. Jonathan Gold called it “one of the most vital food streets in the world.”

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LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino is running to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti, and he held his first official campaign event on Monday along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One year ago this week, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The killing set off the largest civil rights movement the U.S.

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California officials laid out new rules — or lack of them — for what reopening on June 15 means. Life will look a lot different than what we’ve been experiencing for well over a year

from KCRW Features