Steve Julian Host, Morning Edition

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Steve Julian was KPCC's host for Morning Edition from 2000 until 2015. He started his broadcasting career as a police dispatcher and served as a police officer in Baldwin Park. He moved to radio in 1980 at an easy-listening station in the Inland Empire. At KPRO in Riverside, he co-anchored the afternoon news with Larry Mantle, before KPCC hired Larry away in 1983.

Steve joined KPCC in 2000 after five years as a traffic reporter for AirWatch America in Santa Ana. He coordinated the simulcast of WNYC’s coverage of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

A Southland native, Julian also acted and directed at theaters around Southern California. He served on the boards of two theater companies and wrote about theater for LA STAGE Times and on his own website,

Steve died of complications from brain cancer in April 2016. He was 57.

Stories by Steve Julian

'Silence!' The creators 'Silence of the Lambs' musical

You're going to love this Q&A with Jon and Al Kaplan or complain in the comments section below.

Steve Julian: live theatre in trouble because we're desensitized

The questions of ticket prices, LA Times coverage, social media, expanded communities ... they're meaningless unless we first ask, how do we break ground today?

'Chorus Line' composer Marvin Hamlisch dies in Los Angeles

Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.

Vidal remembered by former Center Theatre Group artistic director

The death of Gore Vidal leaves a hole in America’s literature arena. He was the writer of essays and books, movies and plays.

@JerryBrownSays: S-word slip not surprising

Our governor dropped the S-bomb Wednesday, but the writers who curate the governor's quotables on Twitter expect his quirky way of speaking.

LA Kings president Robitaille: Stanley Cup win was a lesson in patience

L.A. Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille dishes on experiencing the win, and why he thinks it could happen again.

US Housing Secretary weighs in on California foreclosures

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan explains the federal government's role in efforts to pull California's housing market out of the water.

'The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King' opens in LA

"The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King" is billed as an unapologetic examination of a revered leader’s less flattering side.

Stockton struggles to avoid bankruptcy

Stockton has already been criticized as having some of the highest unemployment and crime rates in the country, and now the city is struggling to avoid bankruptcy.

Injured, dead sea otters hit record numbers

By some estimates, hundreds of thousands of sea otters lived in the Pacific Ocean for centuries - until hunters took their toll.

California in top 10 states for best credit scores

Having a good credit score can make it much easier to borrow money or get a job. Californians rank above average when it comes to credit scores, but not by much.

Judge refuses to release Michael Jackson doctor on bail

The doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson will stay locked up, while he pursues an appeal. A judge has turned down a defense request to free Dr. Conrad Murray on bail.

Poll: Santorum support grows, but Republican love declines

A new poll says Rick Santorum is gaining on Mitt Romney here in California. However, that same survey also uncovered voter dissatisfaction with all the candidates.

NAACP Image Awards: 'The Help' leads the nominee pack

Awards season keeps rolling tonight with the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards. They celebrate achievements of people of color in film, television, music and literature.

Getty museum selects Timothy Potts as new director

In the Getty’s international search for a new director, Potts was chosen for the job against seven other finalists.