Steven Lattimore

General Assignment Reporter

Columbia College Alumni Steven Lattimore has been a broadcast journalist since 1988, starting his career in Greenville, Mississippi as a television reporter.

He is now a general assignment reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. In 2016 he won for "Best Reporter" in Metro-II for the Indiana Associated Press Association. He was also awarded "Best Enterprise Story" for his report on a Gary, IN church switching to solar panels.

Over the past 28 years he has worked from Africa to Alaska. His work has included jobs at WBBM TV Chicago and a brief stint at WBBM780 News radio.

He has also worked at stations in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Toledo Ohio, Norfolk Virginia, Tupelo Mississippi and Juneau Alaska KJUD.  Lattimore has also served at Chicago Bureau Chief for the IrishTVNetwork and as a freelance producer for WYCC Ch 20 in Chicago. He also worked at KJUD TV

Lattimore grew up on the west and south sides of Chicago and attended Visitation Grammar school and Leo High School.

He began his career at Lakeshore Public Media as a TV reporter on the Lake Shore Report news program in February of 2014. When the program was put on hiatus he was asked to come and work in the radio department. For the pas fifteen years, Lattimore has served as an Adjunct professor of Broadcast Journalism at Columbia College.

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A Gary company is being recognized for longevity and success. The Powers and Sons Construction company is being recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as the 2017 company of the year. Steven Lattimore take look at the Gary company being highlighted last the best in the country.


Valporaiso-The deadly accident at the Ohio State  As Lake Shore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore Reports Fair operators want the Fair to be safe because without out it they are out of business. We talked to a carnival operator who has been at it for thirty years.

Valporaiso-After the deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair we wanted to take a look at saftey at our local State Fair's. Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore went to the Porter County Fair to get reaction and insight about how State Fair operators keep State Fair's safe.


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During the summer months many students who get food from school lunches go hungry.

    The Chicago Food Depository has been working to keep thos kids feed

with the Summer Lunch Bus.

Lakeshore Public radio’s Steven Lattimore has the story.

Highland - Employees and customers got the  bad news that they were hoping would not come. The Ultra Food store in Highland is closing in several weeks. Lakeshore public radio’s Steven Lattimore has the story.


The summer began in Gary with the terrible news of two children by stray bullets.  It’s why programs that keep kids safe with positive activities are so important. As Lake shore Public Media’s Steven Lattimore reports a music camp in Gary has been keeping kids safe and on the right path for over twenty years.

GARY - Back in November of last year the City of Gary  invested in a Culinary Food Incubator called the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen. Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore reports that local businesses say the culinary incubator is helping them sustain and expand their businesses.

GARY - High school students who want to continue learning during the summer can take part in a STEM camp at Indiana University Northwest. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore reports STEM jobs can net applicants almost $15,000 more a year than non-Stem jobs.

Highland Indiana-The muslim celebration of Ramadan ended on June 24th. The month long ceremony towards a deeper faith ended with a call for non muslims to visit the Illiana mosque to get a better understanding of the muslim faith.  Lakeshore Public radio’s Steven Lattimore has the story .

Chicago-The Dean of the Valparaiso Law School is being recognized as a Legal Legend by the American Constitution Society. Because of her work Illinois and several other states have stopped use of the death penalty. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore was there when her work was recognized with a national award.



   Family and friends in the town of Demotte are tired of dealing with the problem of dangerously outdated park so they are raising money to build a new park.

  As Steven Lattimore reports Spencer Park holds a special place in the hearts of residents.


GARY - Gary's new anti-dumping campaign called “All Eyes on You" will use cameras to watch for illegal dumping and will shame the worst offenders. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore has more.

GARY - An eight-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy are the victims of a drive by shootings in Gary. As Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore reports, the community wants answers.


Gary- The end of the Civil War meant the end of slavery for most people but in Texas slavery was not abolished officially until two years later in 1865.  The commeoration of  this date is called Juneteenth. Lake Shore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has the story of a local Juneteenth celebration. 

East Chicago - The news of a new Cline Avenue bridge has some Northwest Indiana residents happy about the new road, but not happy that it will be a toll road. Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has the story.

East Chicago- The news of  a new Cline Avenue bridge has some happy about the new road  but not happy about the toll road Lakeshore public radios's Steven Lattimore has the story.

East Chicago - Since the closure and demolition of the Cline Avenue bridge residents have lost more than just a short cut to the casino's they lost a vital transportation link that has impacted economic development in the area. A new bridge is in the works and Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has an update.

Highland-According to the Pew Research Center as of 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.The Muslim celebration of Ramadan is being observed by worshipers world wide and here in Northwest Indiana. Lakeshore Public radio's Steven Lattimore talked to two local Muslim's from the Crown Point and Illianna mosques to get a better understanding of the celebration of Ramadan.


GARY - The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been leading the Region’s fight against hunger since 1982 and distributes more than four-million meals each year to hungry kids, adults and seniors across Lake and Porter Counties.

This time of year, their efforts turn to feeding kids who are out of school but still need that breakfast and lunch meal the food bank makes sure they get the food they need. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore has the story.

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GARY - An eyesore on the East Side of Gary is being demolished with help from the county. The city has money for single family  homes but not commercial properties. Steven Lattimore has more on the dilemma.

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GARY - Gary is known the world over for two things: as the Steel City and the place where the nations first black mayor took office. The commemoration of that event fifty-years ago this year, will be the focus of a major celebration here in Gary in November.

Steven Lattimore has more on what the election of the nation's first black mayor meant then and for generations of mayors who followed.


In 2013, a small group of teens at a south-side Chicago high school asked their classmates to honor the life of their murdered friend Hadiya Pendleton by wearing orange – the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves. National Gun Violence Awareness Day was celebrated in Gary, IN by taking a picture of people wearing orange at City Hall. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore was there for the event and tells us what the campaign means here in Gary.

The merger of Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Health Alliance group raises questions about health care services jobs and more.   A town hall was held at Ivy Tech in Gary to answer some of those questions. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore was there and has the story.

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The group Northwest Indiana Resist says their are not going to stand by as residents from the Chicago-land are are deported out of the Gary International Airport . They held a second protest as deportees were being loaded onto a plane at the Gary International Airport. They plan to fight the process by protests and  non violent direction action could be next. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore has the story.

Crown Point ...Memorial Day should be a happy time for veterans but some of them dread the holiday because it brings back  painful memories of their time on the battlefield.  With help from family friends and counselors vets can get the help they need and end their suffering. Lake Shore Public radio’s Steven Lattimore has the story

GARY - After being closed and inactive for six years the Gary Veterans of Foreign Wars post has re-opened. They are looking to increase members and do more in the community. It will mean much needed help for vets who live in the city of Gary, who have for years gone without much needed help getting valuable benefits they need. Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has the story.

MERRILLVILLE - The ECIER program helps show inner city youth what's out side of their neighborhoods, including places and people who look like them that have made it. Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has the story.


This weekend 200,000 people converged on Washington DC to make a statement about the   environment, jobs and justice. There were roughly 50 Northwest Indiana residents who were there to advocate for keeping Environmental Protection Agency funding intact among other things.  Steven Lattimore was there...