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Steve Edwards

Vice President and Chief Content Officer at Chicago Public Media

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Steve Edwards Biography

Steve Edwards, vice president and chief content officer at WBEZ, has spent nearly 20 years as an award-winning journalist, producer and program host. Covering everything from politics to pop culture, his work has appeared on BBC, Bloomberg News, PBS and numerous public radio stations around the United States.

A native of Kansas City, Edwards was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan and earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Amherst College. Edwards worked at WBEZ Chicago for 14 years before leaving in 2012 to join the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

During his tenure at WBEZ, Edwards also served as the host of two acclaimed daily news and culture programs, “The Afternoon Shift” and “Eight Forty-Eight.” Edwards also led the station’s digital and multimedia content efforts, hosted a weekly political show, and was the correspondent for a BBC World Service documentary on the culture of political corruption in Chicago.

Edwards worked closely with the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, an organization for students interested in public-service careers. The nonpartisan institute is led by former White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Edwards began as a deputy director, transitioning to executive director in 2013. He oversaw the institute’s programs and staff, managed its grants and fundraising, and built strategic partnerships with other units of the University and outside organizations.

After four years of work, Edwards left the Institute of Politics in 2017. He returned to or WBEZ as Vice President and Chief Content Officer, viewing the new role as an opportunity to continue to advance the IOP’s public service mission.

Edwards stepped up at the Interim CEO of WBEZ in September of 2019 after outgoing CEO Goli Sheikholeslami left for New York Public Radio.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve Edwards for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Edwards for your next private or corporate function.
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Steve Edwards Biography

Steve Edwards, vice president and chief content officer at WBEZ, has spent nearly 20 years as an award-winning journalist, producer and program host. Covering everything from politics to pop culture, his work has appeared on BBC, Bloomberg News, PBS and numerous public radio stations around the United States.

A native of Kansas City, Edwards was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan and earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Amherst College. Edwards worked at WBEZ Chicago for 14 years before leaving in 2012 to join the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

During his tenure at WBEZ, Edwards also served as the host of two acclaimed daily news and culture programs, “The Afternoon Shift” and “Eight Forty-Eight.” Edwards also led the station’s digital and multimedia content efforts, hosted a weekly political show, and was the correspondent for a BBC World Service documentary on the culture of political corruption in Chicago.

Edwards worked closely with the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, an organization for students interested in public-service careers. The nonpartisan institute is led by former White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod. Edwards began as a deputy director, transitioning to executive director in 2013. He oversaw the institute’s programs and staff, managed its grants and fundraising, and built strategic partnerships with other units of the University and outside organizations.

After four years of work, Edwards left the Institute of Politics in 2017. He returned to or WBEZ as Vice President and Chief Content Officer, viewing the new role as an opportunity to continue to advance the IOP’s public service mission.

Edwards stepped up at the Interim CEO of WBEZ in September of 2019 after outgoing CEO Goli Sheikholeslami left for New York Public Radio.

FAQs on booking Steve Edwards

  • How to book Steve Edwards?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Steve Edwards for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Steve Edwards, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Steve Edwards or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Steve Edwards?

    Booking fees for Steve Edwards, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Steve Edwards, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Steve Edwards?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Steve Edwards for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Steve Edwards for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Steve Edwards or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Steve Edwards or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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