Steve Chamraz is proud to join TODAY’S TMJ4 and return to the newsroom where his career began in 1995.
Steve walked into TODAY’S TMJ4 as an intern while a freshman at Marquette University. He stuck around as an overnight newscaster on Newsradio 620 WTMJ and as a television field producer.
These days, Steve anchors “Live at 3:00” and “Live at 4:00” and contributes to the TODAY’S TMJ4 I-Team.
“It’s a thrill to be back in the place where I learned to love television news,” Steve said.
Before returning to Milwaukee, Steve worked as a reporter for FOX-owned WFLD-TV in his hometown of Chicago. He led the investigative reporting teams at KMOV-TV in St. Louis and KCTV-TV in Kansas City. He has also reported for television stations in Madison and San Francisco.
Steve has received some of the industry's highest honors including a National Headliner Award for Investigative Reporting. Steve was a finalist for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, won eight regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, nine Mid-America Emmy Awards, three Missouri Broadcasters Awards, the Kansas Broadcasters Award and numerous awards from the Kansas City Press Club. In 1997 the Hearst Journalism Foundation named Steve one of the top young reporters in the country.
Steve's work has been featured on the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes and Court TV. It has resulted in new state laws, reforms to the court system, the clean-up of illegal dumps, criminal investigations and the resignations of powerful public servants.
Before turning his focus to investigative reporting, Steve covered some of the nation's biggest stories for KGO-TV in San Francisco. He reported from West Palm Beach and Miami, Florida during the 2000 presidential recount and trained with Marines in the Sierra Nevada Mountains prior to their mission to Afghanistan in the months after 9/11. Steve has also had some fun — covering the Emmy awards live from the red carpet in Los Angeles.