A Little Bit About Czabe
Steve Czaban is one of the most experienced daily sports talk radio hosts in the nation. In his 18 year professional career, Steve has worked for major syndicated sports talk networks (Sporting News, ESPN Radio), filled in as a guest host for popular national host Jim Rome, and has worked locally in markets including Santa Barbara, Chicago, Milwaukee, Charlotte and Washington D.C.
Steve (or "Czabe" as his friends and listeners have always called him) is a native of Fairfax County, Virginia. He was born on June 1, 1968 and grew up on what he facetiously calls the "mean streets of McLean". His father is a retired federal worker, his mother a retired teacher. He has one older brother Jim, and one younger sister, Ann Marie.
Steve attended Cooper Middle School and Langley High School, both in McLean, Virginia. He received a BS in Communications and Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1990. Following graduation, he did play-by-play for UCSB Gaucho football and basketball and hosted a sports show on news-talk KTMS-AM 1260 in Santa Barbara from 1990-1994.
After a summer anchoring Team Tickers at WTEM-AM 570 in Washington, DC, Steve moved to Chicago to host the morning show for the One-On-One Sports Radio Network in 1994-1997. In 1998-1999, he hosted the afternoon show on all-sports WFNZ-AM 610 in Charlotte, North Carolina which was named "Best Radio Show." Following six months at ESPN Radio, Czabe returned to WTEM in Washington, DC to join "the Sports Reporters" with Andy Pollin in 2000.
Czabe is in his eighth year of co-hosting the afternoon drive-time show "The Sports Reporters" in the Washington, D.C. area on Sportstalk 980. Steve teams with 25 year radio veteran and DC native Andy Pollin to discuss and dissect everything from the Redskins, Wizards, Nationals, Caps, Maryland basketball and football, local college basketball, golf and more.
While radio is Czabe's primary career, he does free lance work in local sports television. For two years during Redskins season, Steve teamed with Chick Hernandez and former NFL player Brian Mitchell on Comcast Sports Net in Washington D.C. to breakdown the game and interview guests on "Redskins Post Game Live." He has also been an infrequent contributor to Fox News Channel and the late Tony Snow's Weekend Live program. He also appears as a "talking head" on various shows such as the Today Show (on the Augusta National membership controversy) and ESPN Classic's "Who's Number 1" program among others. Steve also writes a weekly column and edits his website, Czabe.com, daily.
In his free time, Czabe is an avid golfer who is convinced that his handicap will never dip below an eight unless he is fired or wins the lottery! He also says that if he were President for a day, he would declare every Monday a national golf holiday. Steve created, in 2000, and directs a Ryder Cup style amateur golf event in the DC area called "The Potomac Cup." Czabe has a local radio golf show, called "Sunday Tee Time"
Steve is married with two daughters and lives in Round Hill, VA.
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