Steve White is Bureau Chief of our Grand Island Newsroom, overseeing our coverage of the community. He is also co-host of NTV's Grow, our weekly farm and ranch program.
He has several years of experience as a reporter, covering issues in the Grand Island area and beyond. He has also covered several political campaigns and has extensive experience covering the State Capitol, working with three governors and countless state senators.
He routinely covers agricultural news, and often presents the Farm Youth and Farm Family of the Month segments. In addition, Steve is NTV's go-to reporter for all things related to the Nebraska State Fair.
Steve was born in Iowa, but grew in South Dakota and graduated from South Dakota State University.
Steve's love of meeting people caused him to pursue a career in broadcasting. Steve says, "Whether it's the Governor or a corn farmer, everyone has a voice."
Steve loves the daily challenges of developing stories. Steve started his career in college, working on the air for the campus radio and television stations. He also worked as an on-air intern at KDLT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Steve and his wife Sara were married in April, 2008. They live in Grand Island with their three children. Together they are active in church as youth leaders and often teach Sunday School together. In addition, Steve is on the board of the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addiction and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Nebraska State Fair among other organizations.
He was also on the first ever list of the Top 35 Under 35 by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce. And together with NTV's Kent Boughton, he is a regular cast member of the Grand Radio Players, a group of local media personalities who bring classic radio dramas to life on stage in support of the nonprofit Grand Theatre.
He is an avid photographer, and enjoys taking pictures of family and friends. He is an Eagle Scout and enjoys camping and spending time outdoors. He is a big music fan and has had a chance to meet (and photograph) many of his favorite artists.
Steve's dad went to UNL and together, they cheer for the Big Red. His mom would rather work on her sewing machine as a quilter, but tolerates football. Steve's sister and her husband live in Texas with their two daughters.