Media & Communication | Radio, Television & Film
Steve grew up in Rogersville, Tennessee and is a 1977 graduate of East Tennessee State University. He began working at WCYB-TV as a news reporter during his junior year of college and remained there for 35-years, as News Anchor, Producer and, for 25-years, as News Director. Steve left WCYB in 2011 and joined the Bristol Broadcasting radio group, where he is News Director for their four Tri-Cities radio stations and also hosts The Steve Hawkins Show, a news/talk program weekday mornings on NewsTalk 92.9 WFHG. Along with Dr. Teresa Keller from Emory and Henry College, Steve is the author of the book, Television News Writing and Reporting, which has been adopted for use at 40 colleges and universities in 20 states; the textbook was released in a third edition in 2009. Steve also teaches two courses at ETSU: News Writing in the fall and News Reporting in the spring.