Steven Valentino, Producer, The Leonard Lopate Show
Steven contributes to the Underreported and Backstory series. Before joining the Lopate team as an Assistant Producer in 2008, he produced two radio documentaries for Pacifica and Sirius Satellite Radio, one on the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and another on gay marriage called “Regulating Love,” for which he won the 2005 NLGJA Student Journalist of the Year Award. He graduated from UC Davis in 2006 after a two-year stint as General Manager of KDVS, his college radio station. He joined the show as an intern shortly after stumbling off the plane. A California native, Steven currently resides in Brooklyn.