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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 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

Tease photo for World War II Marine Unit Comes Back F...

World War II Marine Unit Comes Back For New Mission At Camp Pendleton

Oct. 15
By Steve Walsh

Originally called the Fist Pioneer Battalion, the unit was first activated in World War II and it's now part of the Marine Corps strategy to become lighter and more mobile after years of war fighting.

Lt. Col. Michael J. Regner, who was relieved of...

Marines Fire Commander In Charge Of Unit Where Nine Died

Oct. 14
By Steve Walsh

The Amphibious Assault Vehicle sank off the coast of San Clemente Island during a training exercise in front of several craft.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors District ...

Control Of County's Board Of Supervisors Hinges On Third District Race

Oct. 12
By Steve Walsh

Candidates show little common ground as they vie for a pivotal seat which will likely determine control of the county Board of Supervisors.

In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Fitbit's new...

Researchers Warns Accuracy Of Some Fitness Trackers May Depend On Skin Color

Sept. 29
By Steve Walsh

Watches and fitness trackers that use green light technology may not be as accurate for some people of color, says a VA researcher.

Rear Adm. H. W. Howard III, center, assumes com...

Navy SEAL Chief Who Defied Trump Steps Down For New Assignment

Sept. 23
By Steve Walsh

Rear Adm. Collin Green leaves to become chief of staff at USSOCOM after surviving a run-in with Trump last year over SEAL Edward Gallagher.

Army Pfc. Jerome Clunis, from the 94th Chaplain...

Military, Overseas Voters' Ballots Sent As Voting Gets Underway

Sept. 22
By Steve Walsh

Under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the first ballots of the election are sent to overseas and deployed military 45 days before the election.

Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey (left) speaks with Ensig...

Why Are There So Few Black Admirals In The Navy? Some Blame A Culture Of Discrimination

Sept. 16
By Steve Walsh

The One Navy Task Force is looking at why only a handful of African Americans reach top jobs. It's also examining discrimination in all aspects of Navy life.

The Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Was...

US Troops See A Halt To Social Security Deduction, For Now

Sept. 15
By Steve Walsh

The Pentagon has already announced that troops will have to repay the money, beginning in January.

The new Marines of Delta Company, 1st Recruit T...

Midday Edition Special: Rooting Out White Supremacy In The US Military

Sept. 14
By Steve Walsh

On Monday, a special program on KPBS Midday Edition explores how white supremacist ideology is making inroads into the U.S. military.

Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier U...

Understanding The Scope And Impact Of Racial Bias In The Military

Aug. 31
By Megan Burke, Steve Walsh

On Monday on Midday Edition we’re bringing you an excerpt from "Institutional Racism In The U.S. Military," a KPBS news special event looking at how racial bias affects who leads the nation's military, how it affects individual service members and some perspectives on how military leadership can address the issue.

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Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher and h...

US Navy Presses On With Board Review Of SEAL Eddie Gallagher Despite Trump's Tweet

Nov. 22, 2019
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Gallagher was acquitted earlier this year of murdering an ISIS combatant in 2017 but convicted of a lesser crime. President Trump last week restored his rank, but did not pardon him.

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher ...

Navy Cancels Review For SEALs Linked To Gallagher Case After Firing Of Navy Secretary

Nov. 27, 2019
Julie Watson / Associated Press

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Wednesday the case was becoming a distraction.

An Sea Hawk helicopter provides aerial firefigh...

Massive Blaze Aboard Navy Ship On San Diego Bay Declared Extinguished

July 16
By City News Service

As of early afternoon Thursday, "all known fires" on the USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego were out.