About Steve Orr
Steve Orr helps clients become more effective speakers, as well as create and produce podcasts. His clients have varied in size from self-employed professionals to Fidelity Investments. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book Podcasting for Small Business.
Steve launched his consulting business after an award-winning broadcasting career. As a business news anchor and feature reporter, his stories for the MarketWatch Radio Network were heard regularly on some of the country’s biggest news stations, including 1010 WINS in New York, WBBM in Chicago, and WTOP in Washington, DC.
At MarketWatch, Steve honed his skills at finding stories and making them interesting for casual investors. He established feature beats for sports business and business book authors.
Steve has interviewed hundreds of people over the years, including CEOs, celebrities, athletes, and public officials. He once followed Mickey Mantle to the bathroom to make sure the baseball Hall of Famer stuck around for a quick interview. One of Steve’s most memorable interviews as a young reporter was with then-Israeli U.N. Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu in a Connecticut mansion. His backstage interview with Ella Fitzgerald was memorable for all the wrong reasons. She snapped at him after what he still considers a rather innocuous question.
Throughout his career, Steve has told stories in intriguing ways to capture his listeners’ attention. He has used the sound of gunshots at a firing range and Peyton and Eli Manning rapping. Once, he even did a report in rhyme.
Steve has written articles for PR News and MarketWatch.com and has been quoted as a media expert in Self-Promotion for Introverts by Nancy Ancowitz (McGraw Hill, 2010). He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida and the City University of New York/Baruch College, teaching students about radio and TV journalism.
Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Journalism. The seeds of Steve’s broadcasting career and his lifelong love of radio were planted when he listened to Mystery Theater hosted by E.G. Marshall as a kid.
In his free time, Steve writes screenplays and radio plays (and voices the characters) and has studied comedy improv. He and his wife, Carol, love to travel, exercise, and tease each other.