Steve Harvey


News Director, Instructor
Office: Dole 177 | 532-2535 | sharvey@ksu.edu


Steve Harvey is the News Director/Instructor for KKSU-LP-TV, Channel 8 News, at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University.

As a professional journalist, Steve has traveled the world fulfilling his passion of using television to tell stories. Steve has been embedded with American forces in the Persian Gulf, interviewed Presidents and Heads of State, won Emmy Awards and Edward R. Murrow Awards, an expert in ‘live’ television, covered BCS National Championship games and the most dangerous drug raids and riots.  His television career began with PBS CH 45/49 in Kent, to WYTV-TV (ABC) in Youngstown, to WKEF-TV (NBC) in Dayton and the last 30+ years at the power house WBNS-TV (CBS) in Columbus, Ohio. Steve will tell you, "it has been a most excellent adventure!"

Steve arrived at K-State in the Fall of 2011 to begin teaching the next generation of journalists. Instead of retiring to a garden to grow tomatoes and lettuce for the rabbits to steal, Steve believes in paying forward. K-State has all the equipment and opportunities for sharing his experiences and skills he learned on the streets of America with K-State students who have the desire, the passion and the curiosity for this demanding profession. Steve created KKSU-LP-TV’s Channel 8 News as a professional ‘live’ newscast completely produced, directed, written, crewed, shot, edited and anchored by K-State students.  Students who are more interested in production help create the show’s graphics, weather maps and even produce the “commercials” used during the show. New field cameras, editing software and a new News Set will allow students to find, and refine, their passion.  Everyone gets a chance and opportunity.

Steve’s intent is very simple. Every student he can reach will have the skill set, resume and tape, confidence and a clear understanding of the concepts to be in the “A” stack for getting the job of their dreams.