Achieving celebrity status can be easy for some actors and actresses who use their performances to sell their brand to the public, but for former TV actor Steve Edward, his recognition came after years of hard work. Steve, who started working for radio stations in the 60s, honed his skills to the point of landing him a job as a host of popular shows like, Los Angeles, Good Day LA, Two on the Town and Have a nice day live.
Moreso, Steve Edwards was honored with the Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his impressive work in television. He also has a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Steve Edwards Bio
The talk show host was born on August 23. In 1948, under the full name of Steven Edward Schwartz, he was known as Steve Edwards. Not much is known about his childhood and early education, but he went to the University of Miami where he earned a degree in history, then went to the University of Houston where he studied clinical psychology.
Moreso, the media personality has not revealed details regarding the identity of his parents, but from the records, it is known that his nationality is American which indicates that his parents could also be American.
Moving on to his career, Steve started his media personality in the 60s, when he worked for a radio station called KMSC in Clear Lake City, Texas. After working there for a while, he joined the KTRH radio station in Houston, where he was the mainstay of a night call program. Steve Edwards is also known to have worked for the CBS television network. In the 70s, he was the host of the show. AM Chicago and Friday Night with Steve Edwards – broadcast on WLS-TV.
Steve then moved to Los Angeles where he worked for CBS radio station KNXT, where he served as weathercaster, show editor and show host. Two on the Town and Entertainment Tonight. In 1985 he joined KABC TV where he anchored Sports Talk, as well as a radio talk show named the Steve Edwards Show. He was also seen on The Baxters which was a series created by Norman Live and later he became the host of Live in LA which aired on KCAL-TV before moving on to host KTTV’ Good Day LA in 1995.
Moreso, it was collected that over the span of his Steve Edwards also worked on several pilot projects, including variety shows, talk shows, as well as game shows like the 1990 NBC game show Scrabble, which did not ultimately not produced.
What happened to him, why was he fired?
In 2017, news broke that KTTVSteve Edwards, known for his presence at the station since 1995, was linked to his position at the station. Have a nice day LA
At first, the reason for the layoff was not made public, but with an official statement from the channel on December 11, 2017, KTTV News Director Kris Knutsen revealed that Steve Edwards’ appointment had been revoked. on the grounds of sexual harassment charges.
It was also found that his case was not the first on the station as other popular hosts like Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose were fired due to sexual harassment claims. However, in Steve’s case, details of how the incident happened are undisclosed and his dismissal was not revealed by his co-host, Good Day LA’s Megan Colarossi.
Other facts about the talk show host
Here are some other facts about Steve Edwards that might interest you:
1. He is married to Jean Edwards, who happens to be his college sweetheart.
2. He is proud to have 2 children, a son named Greg and a daughter named Julie.
3. Steve Edwards is a recipient of the Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
4. The talk show host has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.