Steve Julian Host, Morning Edition

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Steve Julian is KPCC's host for Morning Edition. Steve 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 acts and directs at theaters around southern California. He serves on the boards of two theater companies and writes about theater for LA STAGE Times and on his own website, stevejulian.com.


Stories by Steve Julian

Feds Launch Pilot Program to Fight Medicare Fraud

The federal government has announced a pilot program to go after medical suppliers that fraudulently bill Medicare. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke about the program with Kimberly Brandt, Medicare's Director of Program Integrity.

37th Congressional Race Headed for Runoff

Democratic Assemblywoman Laura Richardson will face Long Beach police Sgt. John Kanaley, a Republican, in a runoff election to succeed Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald in the 37th Congressional District. Richardson beat Democratic State Sen. Jenny Oropeza by eight percentage points. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with USC political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about the results.

Vietnam's President to Visit Southern California

Protesters are planning demonstrations outside a Dana Point hotel where Vietnamese president Nguyen Minh Triet will speak to business leaders this evening. Yesterday, Congressional lawmakers met with Triet in Washington DC and confronted the communist leader on his country's human rights record. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with one of the lawmakers, Fullerton Rep. Ed Royce.

State's Action Could Force Changes at King-Harbor

California Department of Health Services director Sandra Shewry says she hopes that there will be changes at King-Harbor Hospital as the state moves to revoke the South L.A. facility's license. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with Shewry about the impact of the state's action.

Villaraigosa-Backed Candidates Win L.A. School Board Seats

Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Tamar Galatzan and former West Covina Unified Superintendent Richard Vladovic were both elected Tuesday to the L.A. Unified Board of Education. Both candidates were endorsed by Mayor Villaraigosa.

Firefighters Make Progress on Catalina Fire

A fire has burned more than 4,000 acres on Catalina Island, but is no longer presenting a threat to Avalon. Thousands evacuated from the island last night. Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with Dan Teckenoff, the publisher of the Catalina Islander.

Presidential Candidates Woo Democrats at State Convention

All the major Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the California state party convention this past weekend in San Diego. KPCC's Frank Stoltze talked with Morning Edition host Steve Julian about what the candidates had to say and what delegates took away from the weekend gathering.

Presidential Candidates Woo Democrats at State Convention

All the major Democratic presidential candidates spoke at the California state party convention this past weekend in San Diego. KPCC's Frank Stoltze talked with Morning Edition host Steve Julian about what the candidates had to say and what delegates took away from the weekend gathering.

Pomona Pins Revitalization Hopes on Fox Theater

The Fox Theater in downtown Pomona opened 76 years ago this week. Decades past its movie palace heyday, it's been vacant for years. What began as a landmark for movie stars and a destination for Hollywood studios has become the donkey on which the city of Pomona is pinning its downtown revitalization tail. The city bought the theatre more than five years ago; now it's in the hands of a few businessmen. KPCC's Steve Julian has Part Two of our report on the Fox's changing fortunes.

Lawmakers Agree on Prison Overcrowding Plan

State Lawmakers will vote today on a plan that would add thousands of new beds to state prisons. A federal judge had ordered state officials to come up with a solution to the prison overcrowding problem by May 15.

Rep. Millender-McDonald Dies of Cancer

Southland Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 68. She had served in Congress since 1996, and was previously a state legislator and Carson city councilmember. Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with Millender-McDonald's close friend and colleague, Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

Cartoonist Known for BC, Wizard of Id Dies

Cartoonist Johnny Hart, who created the comic strip BC and co-created Wizard of Id, suffered a stroke while working at his storyboard. He was 76. Morning Edition host Steve Julian talks with Funky Winkerbean cartoonist Tom Batiuk about Hart's legacy.

Web Exclusive: Talking to Angels

Major League Baseball's season starts today, and KPCC's Steve Julian and Larry Mantle catch up with members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who are hoping for the team's second-ever World Series title.

Southland Baseball Teams Gear Up for Regular Season

The Dodgers and the Angels are playing their annual "Freeway Series," a precursor to opening day. Morning Edition host Steve Julian talks with Los Angeles Times sports writer Steve Henson about the moves the Dodgers made in the offseason, and what fans can expect during the regular season.

UCLA Alumni Form Scholarship Fund for Black Freshmen

A group that includes prominent UCLA alumni has raised more than $1 million for a scholarship fund for black students who enroll at UCLA. The group includes businessman Peter Taylor, who spoke with Morning Edition host Steve Julian about the fund.