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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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Business owners and law enforcement attended a conference designed to help them prevent cyber attacks. The Cyber Security Summit was hosted by Indy's Department of Public Safety and Division of Homeland Security as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Ironically, it...
(image courtesy of Indiana Supreme Court) A lawsuit over whether school districts can charge parents fees for transportation will go before the Indiana Supreme Court. The state Court of Appeals transferred the case involving Franklin Township Schools to the state Supreme Court,...
With a deadline to apply extended, Governor Pence was asked to change his mind about seeking federal pre-K money. The governor says that isn't happening. Pence declined to apply for a preschool grant of $80 million, saying he didn't want to move too fast in adding pre-K...
Indiana's unemployment rate continues to fall, even though the state lost private sector jobs last month. The Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate fell to 5.7-percent in September, a drop of 0.1 percentage points from August. It is the ninth consecutive...
General Martin Umbarger holds the Governor's Cup with Gov. Pence (image courtesy of Facebook) The commander of Indiana's National Guard is retiring. Adjutant General Martin Umbarger said in an open letter posted to the National Guard's website that he will step down in May after...
Radio Hall of Famer Luther Masingill (image courtesy of Facebook) Luther is not supposed to be gone. Luther has been doing the morning show at WDEF radio in the place of my birth, Chattanooga, Tennessee, since before I was born, since before any of us were born. Luther was only...
Indiana will soon again require people receiving what used to be known as food stamps to either work or try to get work. The state is losing its waiver from the federal government for the law passed in 1996 that requires people receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...
Former Councilman Brian Mahern (right) (image courtesy of Facebook) A Democrat who once tried to work with Republicans to unseat the City-County Council's Democratic president has resigned from the council. Brian Mahern's resignation from his District 16 seat took effect Sunday...
Attorney General Eric Holder (image courtesy of Department of Justice) Same sex marriages that took place in Indiana are now recognized as legal by the federal government. "We will not delay in fulfilling our responsibility to afford every eligible couple, whether same-sex or...