Steven Dial

Steven Dial


You know the kid that always got in trouble for talking too much, or always asking a lot of questions? Yea, that was me.

I grew up in Decatur, Georgia and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Claflin University, the first Historically Black College in South Carolina where I served as the SGA President.

My first reporting job was at WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina. At WLTX I won an Edward R. Murrow Award for my reporting on concussions in middle and high schools.

In 2015 I started working with First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida. There I covered the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump, the church shooting in Charleston, the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting and Hurricane Matthew.

In 2016 I won an Emmy for my reporting on coaching salaries and education.

Following Jacksonville, I was a reporter at KSHB in Kansas City, Missouri. While enjoying some great BBQ, I covered politics in Kansas and Missouri. I served as lead reporter during the Gov. Eric Greitens sex scandal and resignation. I also covered historic flood and multiple tornados.  

Mentoring is important to me. Since 2011 I have been a “big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters in multiple states.

I’m proud of my Atlanta roots and sports teams, my personal passion is covering politics. I’m a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  and the National Association of Black Journalists.

The latest from Steven Dial


Jury selected in Amber Guyger murder trial

Officials said 411 filled out questionnaires last week and 396 returned to the Crowley Courts Building on Friday. When they arrived, 196 of those people were released and 220 moved on to in-person questioning by prosecutors and defense attorneys.