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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

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VA Defends Efforts As San Diego Tops List For Veteran Suicides In California

Jan. 18
By Steve Walsh

The VA San Diego has revamped its efforts over the last five years in an attempt to bring down the number of suicides among veterans.

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Retired Admiral Worries About Long-Term Impact Of Government Shutdown

Jan. 17
By Steve Walsh

Scott Swift told an audience at UC San Diego that the U.S. needs a grand strategy in the Pacific to assure allies concerned about America's role in the region.

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U.S. Troop Deployment To Border Extended Until Fall

Jan. 15
By Steve Walsh

The role of U.S. troops along the border with Mexico continues to change as they await potential reinforcements.

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Iraq Vet Jailed For Angry Voicemails Will Remain Locked Up

Jan. 14
By Steve Walsh

Erik Benson was medically retired in 2010 for injuries he suffered in Iraq. He has been locked up since late November when the VA pressed charges after he allegedly left angry voicemails for his provider.

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San Diego Airport Touts 2018 A Good Year For Major Projects

Dec. 27, 2018
By Steve Walsh

A new water filtration plant recycles rainwater, part of a parking expansion at Terminal 2 this year.

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Troops Continue Deployment At Border Over Holidays

Dec. 27, 2018
By Steve Walsh

The number of troops deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border has been shrinking since the high point after the midterm elections in November.

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Iraq War Veteran Will Spend Holidays Behind Bars

Dec. 24, 2018
By Steve Walsh

The VA in San Diego is pressing charges against Erik Benson, who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because he left threatening voicemail messages for his doctor.

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San Diego Tops The State For Veteran Suicides

Dec. 14, 2018
By Steve Walsh

San Diego had the highest number of suicides, higher than Los Angeles County, which has more veterans. Experts struggle to say why.

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VA Struggles To Unlock The Reasons Behind High Risk Of Suicide Among Older Veterans

Dec. 14, 2018
By Steve Walsh

Trauma from decades earlier linked to older veterans who take their own lives at a rate higher than their peers.

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Military Shifts More Troops To San Diego-Mexico Border

Nov. 26, 2018
By Steve Walsh

Unarmed military police in full riot gear backed up Border Patrol Agents as they shutdown the busy San Ysidro Port of Entry over the weekend.

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