Mostly Credited As: Steve Edwards (2)
Birth Name: Steven Edward Schwartz
Date Of Birth: 1940
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Emmy-winning broadcast veteran Steve Edwards hosts Good Day LA, seen weekday mornings at 7:00 a.m. on FOX 11 KTTV in Los Angelas. He joined FOX 11 in April 1995.
One of LA’s premier broadcast personalities, Edwards has hosted numerous L.A. television talk shows, including KCAL 9’s “Live in LA” (1993-94), ABC7 KABC-TV “AM Los Angeles” (1984-91) and CBS2 KCBS-TV’s “Two On The Town” (1978-84) and “The Steve Edwards Show” (1978-81).
He also hosted the national show, Good Day Live, from 2001-2005.
He also co-hosted KABC talk radio’s “Sportstalk 790,” a three-hour weeknight broadcast he began in 1994. Edwards joined the station in October 1990 and hosted a variety of programs, ranging from talk to sports.
In 1984, Edwards joined KABC-TV, the ABC owned station in Los Angeles, and hosted the live afternoon talk show “330” in 1984 and ABC’s nationally syndicated program “Hollywood Close-Up” in 1985.
Prior to KABC, Edwards worked at KCBS-TV, the CBS owned station in Los Angeles, since 1978. In addition to hosting “Two On The Town” and “The Steve Edwards Show,” he served as Entertainment Editor for “Channel 2 News,” providing reviews, commentary and special reports on film, television and theater.
From 1982-83, Edwards also co-hosted “Entertainment Tonight” and “Entertainment This Week” and garnered a national Emmy Award nomination as host.
He has received seven Los Angeles area Emmy awards for his work on “Two On The Town” and “The Steve Edwards Show.” Additional local Emmys have recognized his work on “The Baxters,” an experimental program produced by Norman Lear, and “Saturday Morning Fever: The Los Angeles Marathon.”
Before moving to Los Angeles, Edwards worked at WLS-TV, the ABC owned station in Chicago, Illinois. He hosted two Emmy-winning programs, “AM Chicago” and “Friday Night With Steve Edwards,” and also served as entertainment critic.
Edwards moved to Chicago from KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston, Tex., where he was news anchor and producer and later hosted two hour-long talk shows. He began his broadcasting career at KTRH Radio, the CBS station in Houston.
For more than a decade, Edwards has hosted the Children’s Miracle Telethon benefiting Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He was named Chairman of LA Children’s Festival at the hospital in 1994 for his continued efforts on their behalf.
A native of New York City, Edwards graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in history and worked towards a master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Houston.