Steve Bunin

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Steve Bunin (born in Seattle, Washington) is an Emmy Award-winning morning news anchor for Seattle NBC station KING-TV.

One of the most versatile and well-liked anchors during his nine-year (2003-2012) run at ESPN, Bunin hosted a variety of shows there, most frequently Outside The Lines, SportsCenter and College Football Live. He also hosted Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, Sports Reporters, ESPN Radio and numerous NCAA and pro sports events on ESPN and ESPN2.

In 2010, Bunin became the first anchor at ESPN to win the company’s prestigious “Game Ball” award for character. In 2012, he received the President's Volunteer Service Award from Barack Obama, for his volunteer efforts, primarily with at-risk teens.

In 2011, Sports Illustrated’s media critic Richard Deitsch called Bunin "one of the most underrated talents in sports journalism." In SI's 2011 Media Awards, Bunin was declared one of the "Twelve Broadcasters Viewers Deserve More Of In 2012."

From 2012-2014, he was the lead anchor for Comcast SportsNet Houston before the network went bankrupt. In those two years, Bunin was nominated for four Texas Emmy Awards (including twice for Best Sports Anchor), winning for his groundbreaking interview with Carl Lewis.

From 2015-2016, he was the host of the midday show on ESPN Radio KFNC Houston and the prime-time national show on SB Nation Radio.

Prior to ESPN, Bunin served as sports anchor/director at five different local news stations: WOTV-TV in Battle Creek, Michigan, from 2002-2003, WLAJ-TV in Lansing, Michigan, from 2000-2001, KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona, from 1998-2000, WICZ-TV in Binghamton, New York, in 1997 and WTVH-TV in Syracuse, New York, in 1995-1996, where he worked alongside future ABC anchor David Muir.

In 1998, the Arizona Associated Press named him Best TV Sportscaster and awarded him Best TV Sports Coverage. Also, in 2000 the Michigan Associated Press awarded him Best TV Sportscast.

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Bunin is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1996. While at Syracuse he joined Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. During this time he worked at the campus TV studio UUTV, now known as CitrusTV. He graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1992. He is on the Notable Alumni list.

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