Steven Portnoy

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Steven Portnoy
Education Syracuse University
Occupation Radio journalist
Title Congressional Correspondent, CBS Radio News

Steven Portnoy is the congressional correspondent for CBS Radio News, covering the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate and all US politics for the network. [1] From 2006 to 2015, he was a Washington, DC-based correspondent for ABC News Radio, where he covered legal affairs and breaking stories in addition to regularly reporting on Congress and the White House. While at ABC, he was also a regular host of Ahead of the Curve, a technology-based talk show on ABC News Now, the network's 24/7 digital TV platform.

Portnoy reported for WSYR (AM) and produced at WSTM-TV and WIXT-TV (now WSYR-TV) while he was a student at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. In 2001, he took first place at the Hearst Journalism Awards for his reporting on the economic downturn in the early part of the decade. [2]

Prior to joining ABC News in 2006, Portnoy reported for WMAL-AM, a Washington radio station that was owned by ABC until 2007.

In 2008, Portnoy was named a Peter Jennings Fellow at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.[3] He has since won several local and regional awards and shared in national Edward R. Murrow awards for breaking news coverage in 2007 (Virginia Tech massacre), 2011 (anchoring the network's radio coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden), and 2013 (Boston Marathon bombing), and for continuing coverage (Hurricane Sandy) in 2012.[3][4]


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