Steve Young has been a print and radio reporter, editor and news director for 35 years. He’s served two fellowships with NPR and over the years filed countless news stories and features for the network, including ground-breaking reporting on education, poverty, healthcare, politics, gay marriage and the environment. He also helped create NPR-style newsrooms at Vermont Public Radio, WCAI on Cape Cod (with legendary producer Jay Allison) and WGBH in Boston where in 2009-2010 he served as the first radio news director in the station’s 75 year history. He was briefly the news director at KUNM in Albuquerque in 2012-2013.
Young is the recipient of a number of national awards including a 1997 Clarion Award for excellence in investigative journalism and a 2007 du-Pont Columbia award, the broadcasting equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize (both the Pulitzer and du-Pont are awarded by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism).
Young has worked extensively with new media. He created the news websites at VPR and WCAI. He was also an editor for the innovative NPR Argo on-line project in 2010.