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.

Every Friday, Steve brings you the latest story in his "Everyday Heroes" segment, featuring people in our community doing extraordinary things. Do you have somebody you'd like to nominate to be an Everyday Hero? Email Steve or use this form to reach our producers.

Recent stories by Steve Dunn

Local Everyday Heroes: Saved from a scam Everyday Heroes: Saved from a scam(Video)
Vira Peters was the latest target of the "grandparent scam" – a scammer calls pretending to be a grandkid and gets a loving grandparent to send them thousands of dollars. But Vira didn't end up sending those scammers anything thanks to Allison Darnell and the Sherwood Home Depot.
Local Everyday Heroes: Charlie Rios, boxing coach Everyday Heroes: Charlie Rios, boxing coach(Video)
Charlie Rios is a lot of things – a coach, a teacher and a mentor, and he's not paid for any of them. He's a volunteer and takes his reward from watching kids progress thanks to his boxing program with the Police Activities League.
Local Everyday Heroes: Nude for the Needy Everyday Heroes: Nude for the Needy(Video)
Some of Portland's homeless are a little warmer after getting a big donation of blankets, coats, and food. The people who organized this drive probably aren't who you'd expect – exotic dancers.
Local Everyday Heroes: Richard Reese Everyday Heroes: Richard Reese (Video)
On this Valentine's Day it's probably fitting that our Everyday Hero is a man who is deeply in love. We met Richard Reese determined to talk about the long hours he spends volunteering. But he surprised us by opening up about his wife.
Local Everyday Heroes: Northwest Battle Buddies Everyday Heroes: Northwest Battle Buddies(Video)
Shannon Walker is someone we’ve highlighted before. She’s working hard to help the veterans who have slipped through the cracks and is giving them a second chance at a normal life. Now her nonprofit is getting bigger.
Home Everyday Heroes: A maker of pillowcases Everyday Heroes: A maker of pillowcases(Video)
In this week's Everyday Heroes, 15-year-old Erin Kirby makes pillowcases for children with life threatening illnesses. Click on the video to watch the story.
Local Everyday Heroes: Music & Memory: Bruce Preslan Everyday Heroes: Music & Memory: Bruce Preslan(Video)
About once every two months, Bruce Preslan brings his record player around and plays music for the residents in the memory care unit of Springs at Carman Oaks in Lake Oswego.