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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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A major insurance company based in Indianapolis continues efforts to buy a competitor, even as another big insurance merger was announced. Anthem wants to buy Cigna for $47 billion, an offer that has been rebuffed by Cigna so far because Cigna wants it's CEO to have a leading...
Governor Pence at the signing of RFRA, flanked by lawmakers and conservative religious leaders (wibc.com file photo) Two sex offenders are challenging a new state law they say prevents them from attending church. A law that took effect on Wednesday bans "serious sex offenders...
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It's only in preliminary discussion, but the State Board of Education will check with the Attorney General before proceeding with a possible change to the A-to-F grading system for schools. The board voted unanimously to seek an opinion from Attorney General Greg Zoeller after...
(image courtesy of Stand For Children Indiana) For the second time in three months, parents affiliated with an education reform group gave a list of wishes to Indianapolis Public Schools, this time in the form of a petition. The more than one-thousand people who signed the...
The changes made to the State Board of Education will be more visible after today's board meeting. The biggest of the changes will be the election of a vice chair and a secretary for the board. The law overhauling the State Board called for those appointees to work alongside the...
The Butler Chorale (image courtesy of YouTube) The Rolling Stones will be joined by a local group that tours internationally when they play the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Saturday. The Butler Chorale will join the Stones on stage as part of a closing number for the Stones...
Bill Levin (wibc.com file photo) There will be no cannabis at the 1st Church of Cannabis, at least for their first service on Wednesday. Church leader Bill Levin announced in a Facebook post that marijuana use at the first service would be prohibited after the church was...
The Fourth of July may not be until Saturday, but you can start celebrating with fireworks now. Today (Monday) is the first day you can legally shoot off your own fireworks under state law, as long as there are no city or county laws that prevent you from doing so. You also can...