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Steve Walsh

Military Reporter

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As a military 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

Report: Pendleton Marines Knew About Exposed Gas Main That Injured ...

Report: Pendleton Marines Knew About Exposed Gas Main That Injured 15 In Fiery Explosion

Dec. 11
By Steve Walsh

KPBS obtained a copy of the command investigation which shows this was the second accident with the same gas main in two months.

Fat Leonard Probe Continues To Implicate Naval Officers

Fat Leonard Probe Continues To Implicate Naval Officers

Dec. 6
By Steve Walsh

The federal court in San Diego remains ground zero for the wide-ranging Navy corruption scandal, seen as the largest in naval history.

Two Years After Congress Required It, The VA Now Is Offering Vetera...

Two Years After Congress Required It, The VA Now Is Offering Veterans An ID Card

Dec. 1
By Steve Walsh

The new veterans ID cards were mandated by a 2015 law. But some veterans groups are raising questions about the possibility that the cards will include corporate branding.

Groups Plan To Defy El Cajon Homeless Feeding Ban For Second Week

Groups Plan To Defy El Cajon Homeless Feeding Ban For Second Week

Nov. 24
By Steve Walsh

A group called Food Not Bombs is planning to set up a feeding station for homeless people living in Wells Park on Saturday. Organizers say they want to call attention to a ban on feeding the homeless passed as a response to the hepatitis A outbreak.

Defense Department Report: Military Sexual Assaults Remain Under-Re...

Defense Department Report: Military Sexual Assaults Remain Under-Reported

Nov. 20
By Steve Walsh

Department of Defense numbers show that the number of troops who report sexual assault is improving, but it is still far lower than what the military believes is the actual number.

Report: Lack Of Experience, Poor Communication Led To Ditching Of U...

Report: Lack Of Experience, Poor Communication Led To Ditching Of USS Vinson Fighter

Nov. 14
By Steve Walsh

Navy investigation probes the cause of the spring crash involving an F-18 Super Hornet in the western Pacific.

San Diegans Can Weigh In On Navy's Plan To Protect Marine Life Monday

San Diegans Can Weigh In On Navy's Plan To Protect Marine Life Monday

Nov. 13
By Steve Walsh

A 2015 lawsuit required the Navy to add extra protections for whales and marine habitats between San Diego and Hawaii. The Navy's plan is up for public review.

Marines' Beach Landing Exercise Keeps Amphibious Assaults Relevant

Marines' Beach Landing Exercise Keeps Amphibious Assaults Relevant

Nov. 7
By Steve Walsh

The military exercise Dawn Blitz is part of a larger attempt by the Marine Corps to preserve the military amphibious warfare techniques used in World War II at Normandy and in the Pacific.

Marine Remains Hospitalized One Month After Camp Pendleton Training...

Marine Remains Hospitalized One Month After Camp Pendleton Training Accident

Oct. 27
By Steve Walsh

Fourteen Marines and one sailor were injured in what the Marines said was an accident during a training exercise.

Marine, Navy Exercise Off San Diego Coast Debuts F-35

Marine, Navy Exercise Off San Diego Coast Debuts F-35

Oct. 24
By Steve Walsh

Dawn Blitz trains Marines for amphibious landings but it is also a chance for Navy and Marines to test new skills.

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