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South Carolina’s Press & Standard names Steiner managing editor

April 13, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following was sent out from Editor & Publisher:

Steve Steiner (Photo:

In a career that has taken him from New Jersey to Houston, then onto North Carolina to Florida, with brief stops in Mississippi and Laramie, Wyoming, Steve Steiner officially became the managing editor for the Press and Standard, in Walterboro on March 20; officially, because in an unexpected turn of event, he did cover the final day of the Alec Murdaugh trial.

Except for one year, from 1970-1971, when he was a copyboy (remember those?) with the Paterson (N.J.) News — which put out a daily morning and evening edition seven days per week — it wouldn’t be until 1985 when he returned to journalism, beginning with McGraw-Hill publications Oil Buyers Guide/Oil Buyers Guide International, in which he covered the New York Commodities Exchange. From there he relocated to Houston and switched over to reporting upon petrochemicals.

After brief forays in running a radio station and then going on to work at severaal advertising agencies, he returned to journalism in the late 1990s, with the Statesville (N.C.) Record & Landmark, where he was the reporter/editor covering agriculture; business; religion, faith and values; community; and “Anything else that was thrown my way,” he said.

In 2005 he took on his first stint as a managing editor, with the Lincoln Times-News (in Lincolnton, N.C.).

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