Steve Slivka joined 13abc in July 2011, but this is not his first time at the station. The South Toledo native job shadowed with Rob Powers at 13abc when Steve was a senior at St. John's Jesuit High School and Steve later interned in the sports department for two summers while attending Indiana University.
Steve comes to 13abc after spending just over four years working at KOAM-TV and KFJX-TV in Joplin, Mo./Pittsburg, Kan. He spent the first two years as the weekend sports anchor at the stations before becoming the sports director. Steve's work on KFJX's 30-minute high school football show - the FOX 14 Pressbox - received awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association and the Kansas Association of Broadcasters for best small television market sports.
Following Steve's graduation from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Kinesiology, he spent the fall working as a runner for ABC Sports and ESPN on college football broadcasts. He also worked as a runner for the NASCAR Media Group and DirecTV at the 2007 Daytona 500.