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.

Ways to Connect

Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto show draws car enthusiasts from across the country to see the latest trends and innovations, Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore takes shows us how innovations in steel manufacturing means a better future for steel workers in Northwest Indiana.

International students at  Valparaiso University are not sure how the Presidents new immigration order will effect them.

As Steven Lattimore reports at a recent meeting at the school studetn's got answers on what it will mean for them.

Munster was the site of the latest protest against the presidents Muslim ban on immigration. As Steven Lattimore reports Muslim's were supported in their protest by other religious denominations.

The work to clean up the homes around the West Calumet Housing Complex continues in East Chicago. The EPA says there are things you can do protect your families from the high lead  levels. Steven Lattimore has the story 

Million’s of refugees are hoping that they can find saftey from the bombings at home in places like the United States. But President Trump wants to stop all Muslim immigration amid fears of bringing terrorists in to the country. Steven Latimore talked  to a local group that is trying to help.


A multi million dollar HUD loan will help build a new fire house n Gary and make upgrades to others.

As Steven Lattimore reports the repairs are a long time coming.

Hundreds of anti-Trump protestors flooded the streets around the Porter Country court house in Valparaiso this weekend to make their feelings known. They say the liberal agenda has more support than the people in Washington realize and the over 500 protestors that  showed up is proof. Steven Lattimore was there and has the story.

At the Veterans Cafe and Grill in Merrilville, they measure success by not only the food served but the help that the owners offer to veterans -- in some cases, saving lives.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore visited the eatery on Taft Street.

The United Fresh Start Foundation will be donating the equipment to provide salad bar to the East Chicago School system. Experts say fruits and vegetables can help with the absorption of lead into the body. Steven Lattimore has the story


The Hammond mayor is installing 33 license plate reader camera's to track cars coming into the city from Chicago.The plans was prompted by the alarming rise in murders in Chicago to 762.

City officials say the  data collected could be used to catch criminals.

The discovery of elevated lead levels in  East Chicago has many residents looking ways to rid themselves or their families of lead contamination. Experts are warning residents about snake oil salesmen who are offering quick fix remedies that don’t work and can cost you money.

Lake county Fair   

Coal Camp USA

Tyrone Ridgell has made Inland steel his home for over 30 years.  It was not easy to get a job and keep a job as a black man at inland steel but he made it. After retiring  he looks back and says over all been,it was a great experience working at the steel mill. It allowed him to provide a great standard of living for him and his family.

A Hard Time in the Mills

Feb 11, 2016

As part of our examination of the steel industry we have been talking to African Americans some of whom have worked in the steel mills of northwest Indiana for almost 40 years. They tell stories of struggle against tremendous odds about becoming part of the middle class and all that means, most specifically being able to give their families a better life which is after all very Americans story.

Over the next few weeks we will be taking a closer look at the steel industry.

Over a week long series of conversations — Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore talked with a group of African-American steel workers to tell us what it is like working in the mills . Some have as much as 40 years in the mills — some who have worked in the mill for  eight years.