Steve Cooper started his career at 7NEWS in August of 1999 as the business reporter and anchor for the 7NEWS on-air segment,The 7NEWS / Boston Business Journal Reports. Since then, he has been promoted to general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor, covering a wide variety of news stories including the DNC in Boston and countless snow storms across New England. Steve was the only New England reporter to broadcast live on board a duck boat during the Red Sox World Series victory parade.
Steve joined 7 NEWS from WMUR-TV (ABC) in Manchester, N.H. where he spent more than seven years as an anchor and general assignment reporter. Before WMUR-TV, he was a reporter and anchor as well as news director for six years at NewsCenter 6 in Lowell, Mass. Before that, he worked in the news operations at both WBZ Radio in Boston and WNSH Radio in Salem, Mass. He began his television news career at WBZ-TV (CBS) in Boston as assistant to the assignment editor.
Steve graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1985 with a BA degree in Communications Studies and Journalism. He resides in the Boston area with his wife and twin sons, Benjamin and Jonathan. Steve also enjoys being involved in community activities, such as charity golf tournaments and ski races.
GET TO KNOW STEVE
TV show I never miss - Aside from news magazine shows like Dateline...I just like to zone out and watch sports.
Song that gets me dancing - All the songs that I run to when I'm running the Boston Marathon.
Alma mater - UMass Amherst
First concert I ever attended - Peter Frampton
Favorite place I've traveled - Grand Canyon with the family...it's a must see.
Childhood hero - my Dad
Best season - Summer bring on 100 degrees!
Last meal on earth - steak and baked potato ...green beans and cheesecake for dessert
Movie I've watched over and over - Caddyshack hilarious