Fidel, SteveDirector, Universe News Lab

Steve is the director of The Universe, BYU’s on-campus news media organization. He came to BYU in 2012 from NBC affiliate KSL, where he was a multi-platform journalist reporting also for the Deseret News. Previously, Steve also held positions as a reporter and as a print and online editor for the Deseret News. He has served periodically as an adjunct faculty member in the BYU Communications Department since 2001, teaching news writing, news photography and news research methods classes.

Steve graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a journalism emphasis. While an undergraduate student, Steve also served as photo editor of The Daily Universe. He credits that news photography experience with sparking his career-long passion for journalism.

For the Deseret News, Steve designed and launched the paper’s first mobile electronic edition, has been instrumental in the development of two successful news websites and launched a weekly feature edition, “Utah Valley Life.” He also managed a news-gathering partnership between the Deseret News and KSL for two years before the two organizations formally merged in 2010.

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