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Steve Walsh

General Assignment Reporter

As a general assignment reporter, Steve Walsh delivers stories and features for TV, radio and the web.

Before coming to KPBS, Steve worked as a journalist in Northwest Indiana and Chicago. He hosted a daily public affairs show on Lakeshore Public Radio and was an original host and producer for the storytelling project Vocalo.org at WBEZ in Chicago. He has been a reporter on Back At Base, a collaboration between NPR and seven public radio stations that looks at veterans and the military.

He is a graduate of Indiana State University. He spent a large portion of his career as a print reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana. At the Post-Tribune, he was embedded in Iraq twice. He was also an investigative reporter and covered the Indiana Statehouse during the term of three governors.

Recent Stories by Steve Walsh

Camp Pendleton Marines Playing Catch Up On Technology Front

Camp Pendleton Marines Playing Catch Up On Technology Front

April 28
By Steve Walsh

The military wants to speed up the process of getting advanced technology like drones and unmanned submarines into the field.

San Diego Play Shows Vets' Range Of Experiences

San Diego Play Shows Vets' Range Of Experiences

April 22
By Steve Walsh

"Vets@Home" is the second attempt to bring live theater to the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park.

LCS Crew Returns Home To San Diego After Extended Singapore Deployment

LCS Crew Returns Home To San Diego After Extended Singapore Deployment

April 18
By Steve Walsh

The crew of the USS Coronado was forced to remain deployed while the Navy overhauled the training program for the littoral combat ship.

Pendleton Marines Storm Beach In Coordinated Exercise

Pendleton Marines Storm Beach In Coordinated Exercise

April 13
By Steve Walsh

The Navy's amphibious ships USS America and USS San Diego are part of a massive exercise at a time when Pentagon leaders question whether the U.S. is spending enough on readiness.

Coast Guard Pushes Back Against Rep. Hunter's Pentagon Move

Coast Guard Pushes Back Against Rep. Hunter's Pentagon Move

April 12
By Steve Walsh

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, sent a letter to President Donald Trump saying he believed the U.S. Coast Guard should move to the Department of Defense, with the other branches of the military.

Naval Command In Coronado Grounds Trainer Aircraft Fleet After Pilo...

Naval Command In Coronado Grounds Trainer Aircraft Fleet After Pilots Refuse To Fly

April 6
By Steve Walsh

Reports indicate pilots of the T-45C Goshawk began grounding their aircraft last week over concerns that incidents of pilots passing out in the cockpit are happening at an increasing rate.

Scientists Opening Film Vault Of America's Above Ground Nuclear Tes...

Scientists Opening Film Vault Of America's Above Ground Nuclear Testing

April 5
By Steve Walsh

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is in the process of restoring and releasing the most complete record of America's involvement in above ground nuclear testing.

Trump Executive Order May Roll Back Military’s Climate Policies

Trump Executive Order May Roll Back Military’s Climate Policies

March 29
By Steve Walsh

The U.S. military has been working on projects ranging from solar power to assessing the impact of climate change on global conflicts. Advocates worry those programs may be in jeopardy.

The VA And Navy Look At Long Term Amputee Outcomes

The VA And Navy Look At Long Term Amputee Outcomes

March 28
By Steve Walsh

A new study finds those who have an amputation early fare better than those who have an amputation later.

White House's First Budget Would Shine On San Diego's Defense Sector

White House's First Budget Would Shine On San Diego's Defense Sector

March 16
By Steve Walsh

The White House budget would likely be a short-term boost to San Diego, where Marines and the Navy look to restore maintenance programs trimmed under sequestration.

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