Steve Chiotakis was a host of Marketplace Morning Report until January 2012

Chiotakis’ award-winning career began after finishing high school in the late 80s. He started at a country radio station in Birmingham, Alabama, moving around the state  progressing to public radio at WBHM. Chiotakis has experience serving as news anchor, reporter and news director. His reporting has been featured on CBS Radio, NBC, CBC, the BBC and NPR.

Chiotakis has been honored by The Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated more than a half dozen times with awards for feature reporting, writing and call-in show. In 2001, Chiotakis was a recipient of the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.

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Features by Steve Chiotakis

Mid-day Extra: Occupy Wall Street is history

A number of museums are already collecting Occupy Wall Street materials in the hopes for future exhibits. Is it too soon?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, museums

Blocking Strait of Hormuz would affect gas prices immediately

Iran has threatened to block the strait if President Obama signs a bill to impose sanctions to keep it from making nuclear weapons. The impact on oil prices worldwide would be major and immediate.
Posted In: gas, Strait of Hormuz, Iran

Sears to close dozens of stores in U.S.

A good holiday shopping season for most retailers wasn't enough to help ailing Sears, which will close around 100 stores in the coming months.
Posted In: Sears, holiday shopping, appliances

Mid-day Extra: Drew Brees breaks an NFL record

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints is now the NFL's record-holder for the most yards passing in a single season.
Posted In: football, NFL, New Orleans

Some regions show stronger home sales than others

The S&P Case-Schiller Index is out today, and it shows home prices in October fell in 19 out of 20 major cities.
Posted In: Housing, housing market

Japan to agree on currency deal with India

After signing similar deals with China and Korea, this third move shows that Japan might be on its way back to prominence.
Posted In: Japan, asia, currency

Italian lawmakers vote on austerity measures

A vote today in Italy passes a round of austerity measures suggested by newly appointed Prime Minister Mario Monti. But is it enough to make a dent in the problem?
Posted In: italy, austerity, Mario Monti, Europe debt crisis

Governor of Alabama on immigration, disaster relief

Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama discusses the federal budget, disaster relief spending, and why his state is cracking down on immigration
Posted In: Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley, FEMA

Mid-day Extra: More from Alabama

Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama discusses illegal immigration, the federal budget, and disaster relief spending.
Posted In: Alabama, FEMA, Governor Robert Bentley

Mixed messages from the U.S. economy

Weekly jobless numbers out this week show positive signs for the country's economy recovery, but mortage lending rates tell a different story.
Posted In: Unemployment

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