Steve Dunn


Steve Dunn
Steve Dunn
Steve came to Portland in 1986 from KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to that he worked at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan, and WPBN-TV in Traverse City, Michigan.

Steve is involved in various charities throughout Portland, including Loaves and Fishes, Cystic Fibrosis, Northwest Medical Teams, Doernbecher Hospital, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Oregon Special Olympics and The American Cancer Society.

Steve attended Central Michigan University and studied broadcasting. He interned at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan.

Steve also recently acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from the same university.

Steve enjoys golf (doesn't play well) and plays in a number of charity tournaments throughout the summer. He has won several Associated Press Awards, has been nominated eight times for Television Emmy Awards and in 2004, Steve won the Emmy Award for the top News Anchor in the Northwest. In 2012, Steve was once again awarded the Emmy award for Best News Anchor. In 2014, Steve won the Emmy for best anchor again.

Steve is the host of "You Paid For It" segments, which highlight government spending, and he is also the host of "Your Voice, Your Vote" -- a weekly political show.

Steve also puts on a charity golf tournament called "Dunns' Duffers" in support of local charitable organizations.

Recent stories by Steve Dunn

Sports Quick Quacks: Pop Quiz for Ducks Quick Quacks: Pop Quiz for Ducks (Video)
KATU’s Sport Director Craig Birnbach and KATU anchor Steve Dunn take these hard-hitting questions to the Oregon Ducks to let you see a different side of the players and maybe make them just a little bit uncomfortable.
Local Everyday Heroes: Fighting Pretty Everyday Heroes: Fighting Pretty (Video)
Kara Dolce has a new approach to helping cancer patients by putting together care packages that include makeup and inspirational items. It’s about helping people feel good during the hardest time of their lives.
Politics Taking the long way home Taking the long way home (Video)
The Sunrise Corridor construction project in Clackamas County is a huge project that has some crying foul.
Politics Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime Artwork behind bars, serving time on taxpayer dime (Video)
For over a year, “Transitions,” was artist Michael Boonstra’s life. He was commissioned to create the publicly funded artwork during the construction of the Wapato Jail. Shortly after the completion of his piece, Boonstra learned there wasn’t enough money to open the jail.
Local 'Obama phones': Government program pays for people's phones 'Obama phones': Government program pays for people's phones (Video)
In this segment of 'You Paid For It' we're talking phone service.

This is a program that's made its way through many presidents of both parties-- starting with Reagan. But should it still be around?

Watch the story, and let me know what you think. Either way, you paid for it.
Politics Art or eyesore? Art or eyesore? (Video)
You’ve probably seen the sculpture on Grand Avenue in Southeast Portland. It’s called “Inversion Plus Minus.” It’s supposed to look like the ghost buildings that once stood in the Central Eastside Industrial area.
Politics Is this spending music to your ears? Is this spending music to your ears? (Video)
In the federal building in downtown Portland, there’s a sculpture in the lobby called "Louie, Louie," and each of the ribs on it represents a sound wave from the song. And like the tune or not, you paid for it with federal stimulus money.