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Steve Kathan joined CBS Radio News in 1987 as a newswriter, producing "The World News Roundup" and other broadcasts. He worked behind-the-scenes at political conventions, the 1991 London Economic Summit and the 1992 Clinton Inaugural. His work on a "20th Century World News Roundup" segment won him a Writer's Guild of America Award.
In 1997, Kathan put editorial duties aside to anchor hourly newscasts, updates and special events coverage. In 2003, Kathan was first on the air with the reports of Saddam Hussein's capture in Iraq.CBS Radio News coverage of that story won an Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. His "World News Roundup" broadcast on the morning after the 2006 midterm elections won a National Headliner Award for Best Newscast. In 2008, Kathan was on the presidential campaign trail in Ohio and Michigan. He also covered the New York presidential debate and the Obama victory party in Chicago's Grant Park. In 2009, he was part of the CBS News team for the Inaugural, and rode the train to Washington with the President-elect and talked to people on the National Mall before and after the historic swearing-in.
Before joining CBS News, Kathan was an anchor and reporter at WGY Radio in New York's Capital District. He was also news director and anchor at a number of stations in New York and Massachusetts. He has dabbled in sports coverage, broadcasting Army football and basketball games.
Kathan is a graduate of Syracuse University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Julia, and two daughters.
On Twitter: @SteveKathanCBS