Updated On: Oct 10 2011 01:16:01 PM EDT
Steve Garagiola has delivered information to Metro-Detroiters as a feature reporter and news anchor since 1996, when after covering the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, he made the jump from sports to news.
"When that bomb went off in Centennial Park, we did 14 straight hours of live shots back to Detroit," Steve said. "I knew I had moved from the toy department to the real world."
Before joining Local 4, Steve hosted his own daily sports show at Michigan's cable sports network, PASS Sports. Prior to that he covered sports at KTSP-TV in Phoenix, and from 1980 to 1989 at WXYZ-TV in Detroit.
Steve's fondness for sports comes naturally given his family background. He's the son of Hall of Fame sportscaster and former major league catcher Joe Garagiola. Steve's older brother, Joe Jr., was the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
When not at work, Steve, loves to cook, describing it as relaxing, "cheaper than therapy." But his passions are for writing and his family which are the driving forces behind his new book TV News -- Writing and Surviving.
"Television is the most dominating media force on the planet, yet so few people understand how to use it," said Steve. "More important, are the lessons I've learned about survival. There's no greater challenge than the juggling act between family and career. It's all about choices."