Bulletin: Steve Grad has passed

 



Former KNX sportscaster Steve Grad has passed. For 23 years, Grad offered sports updates in the afternoon and into the evening on the all-news station. He also did sports on weekends for KTLA/tv.

He started his career while attending Southern Illinois University. Grad called baseball, football, basketball, hockey and boxing. After graduating in 1972, he was a TV sports anchor in San Antonio and Portland. In 1981, he moved to Kansas City working for KBEQ and KBEA. Grad landed on the west coast to work for K101 (KIOI) San Francisco. 

He arrived at KNX in 1993. Despite once being referred to as "gravelly-voiced" by an unimpressed Jim Healy, Grad continued his updates until 2016 when the station eliminated the afternoon sports anchor position.

Grad interviewing Mickey Bly, GM’s Directory of Electrical Systems, at the LA Auto Show in 2010.
(CBS Los Angeles)


He was a two-time Golden Mike winner for his KNX sports segments. His daughter, Gina Grad, followed in his footsteps and is a news anchor at KFI.

On social media, Grad's former colleagues describe him as "a consummate pro to work with," 
"loved working with him, he was so much fun, and "such a nice man."

Grad had been in poor health. No services have been announced.

(LARadio.com provided background for this story.)



Comments

  1. I’m saddened to hear about Steve passing. Joe enjoyed working with him at KNX. My thoughts go out to his family!! I had the pleasure of working with Gina at 100.3 The Sound. She was a bright spot in a dreary broken place. Sending much love and hugs to Steve’s family and friends!!! 💜💜💜

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  2. Very saddened to see this news. I worked with Steve from afar for many years mostly feeding him sound from previous night's games and occasionally live reports during his shift. We had many off-air discussions and would stop and chat in each other's studios during our days on Wilshire together. Difficult news to learn of, RIP Steve with condolences to his family and friends.
    Ted Sobel

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  3. Steve was such an upstanding gentleman and cared about his colleagues and their challenges. He had a style unique and as my wife said, he made it entertaining and gave non sports fans a reason to listen. Bob McCormick

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