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Ray Steele

Ray Steele has been a reporter for Network Indiana since December 2011. Ray was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised just south of there in Trenton, Georgia.  He attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

Ray spent the five years before coming to Indy in Savannah, Georgia.  He earned several Associated Press Awards for news coverage and sports play-by-play at some of the top news radio stations in the South; among them are WREC in Memphis, WERC in Birmingham, Alabama and WPTF in Raleigh, North Carolina.  

Ray enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, the music of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, 1920s - 50's jazz and 1980's hair metal bands.  He doesn't believe the world would rotate properly without baseball, pro wrestling, Doctor Who and Cosmos.

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(image courtesy of change.org) The first time I spoke to Jenny Wendt , it was shortly after she went public with her story. Many people in Central Indiana and across the country know it by now - she was raped while a nursing student at IUPUI. She did not talk to police. Then,...
Governor Pence with students at Emmerich Manual High School (wibc.com photo: Ray Steele) Governor Pence visited a charter school, partly in an effort to show lawmakers that they need more money. Pence visited Emmerich Manual High School in Indy, the first school taken over by...
The message from dozens of Muslims at an Indianapolis rally was simple - terrorists acting in the name of Islam have nothing to do with Islam. Wednesday's "Not In My Name" rally at IUPUI's Democracy Plaza was organized by dozens of Muslim groups, from the Indiana Muslim Alliance...
As colleges try to help the state meet its goal of 60-percent college completion, one school wanted to find out what businesses need colleges to provide in the way of employees. A email survey conducted by the Division of Continuing Studies at Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne (IPFW)...
A financial aid expert thinks President Obama's idea to end the federal tax exemption for some college savings plans might cause people to stop saving for college. Part of Obama's tax overhaul outlined in his State of the Union speech Tuesday would make withdrawals from 529...
The superintendent of Beech Grove City Schools says what was thought to be a gun brought onto a school bus turned out to be a toy. The school district would not comment beyond a statement sent to every parent in the Beech Grove district. The message from Superintendent Paul...
(scroll down to the bottom for my interview with "Big Daddy" LaFonce Latham) I almost missed it. Normally, commercial time during Monday Night Raw - yes, the wrestling show; this is the Electric Newsman we are talking about - is my time to do one of two things. If I am watching...
Rep. Timothy Wesco speaks to students at Concord High School (image courtesy of Facebook) Requiring high school students to pass the same exam as those seeking US citizenship is a cause du jour for some lawmakers around the country, and Indiana is no exception. The House...
(image courtesy of Indiana State Museum) A survivor of an attack symbolic of the struggles of the civil rights era came to Indy for one of the many celebrations of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Sarah Collins Rudolph spoke at a program at the historic Madame Walker Theatre...