Steele came to KWWL in April 1974 as sports director, then later made the switch to news.
According to the Waterloo – Cedar Falls Courier, Steele credits his longevity to his family and his loyalty to the station and a willingness to embrace change.
Steele also credits his co-anchors over the years. “I’ve been lucky. I’ve had five female co-anchors. All of them have been just great — Liz (Mathis, now an Iowa state senator) and Bobbi Earles, then Ann Kerian, then Tara (Thomas) and now Amanda (Goodman).
That makes it easier. We really need to get along, and we do. Those five, they’re all really talented, hard-working reporters.” Read more