Mali Phonpadith interviews Steve Orr from Steve Orr Media.
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Steve Orr gets you comfortable and confident in front of a microphone. And he makes your speaking engagements more effective and memorable. Steve also can host, develop, and produce your podcast. He launched his media consulting business after an award-winning, three decade broadcasting career. The last half was spent as a business news anchor and feature reporter at the MarketWatch Radio Network. He was regularly heard on some of the country’s biggest news stations, including 1010 WINS in New York, WBBM in Chicago, and WTOP in Washington, DC. As many as 18 million people heard Steve’s network every week.
A native New Yorker, Steve moved from New York to Washington, DC in 1992 to become one of the founding news anchors for USA Today Sky Radio. After Sky Radio, he remained in Washington and worked for, among others, the Associated Press Radio Network, CNN, WTOP Radio, and WTEM Radio (now ESPN 980).
Steve began his career covering news and sports for several radio stations in Connecticut, as well as Connecticut Public Television and cable TV in Westchester County, New York.
Steve has been quoted as a media expert in Self-Promotion for Introverts by Nancy Ancowitz (McGraw Hill, 2010). And he has been a guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida and the City University of New York/Baruch College, teaching students about radio and TV journalism.
Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Journalism. During his time in Madison, Steve was the sports director at the student radio station. And he was on the staff of a cable comedy show headed by Jim Mallon, who went on to produce the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000. The seeds of Steve’s broadcasting career and his lifelong love of radio were planted when he listened to Mystery Theater hosted by E.G. Marshall as a kid.
In Steve’s free time, he writes screenplays and radio plays (and provides the character voices). He’s also a big fan of comedy improv and was accepted into the DC-area Comedy Sportz troupe in the early 1990s after pretending to strangle himself with a shoelace during the audition.
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