Steve Shadley

News Director/Morning Edition Host

Steve Shadley joined Yellowstone Public Radio from Reno, Nevada. 

He’s worked for more than three decades as a journalist at public radio stations across the country including Fort Collins, Colorado, Phoenix (his hometown), Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago and Santa Cruz, California.  He’s a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and attended graduate school at Arizona State University. 

Steve has served as a state capitol correspondent in Arizona and California where he covered Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the legislature during that state’s deep financial crisis.  He enjoys producing reports on politics, the environment and arts. 

Steve loves attending concerts and exploring the countryside while on road trips.  In the past he’s interviewed rock star Graham Nash of CSN, sitar master Ravi Shankar and comedian Kathy Griffin.  Steve is an avid reader of fiction and historical biographies.  He’s an antique and junk collector who dabbles in oil painting and spending quality time with his two affable house cats “Bug” and “Missy.” 

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Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating another illegal release of bison, after the Stephens Creek Facility was broken into sometime last night or early this morning.

Park officials said most of the 73 bison that escaped stayed in the immediate area and eventually returned to the pen. Fifty-two bison escaped in a similar incident last month.

Many members of Congress have returned to their home states this week to make the rounds at their local offices and meet with constituents.

Montana Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines made a stop Wednesday morning at the western Montana town of Phillipsburg where he toured a craft brewery.

Yellowstone Public Radio’s Nate Hegyi caught up with Daines at the noisy microbrewery. 

Steve Shadley, Yellowstone Public Radio


An exhibit at the Yellowstone County Museum celebrates the life and achievements of expert marksman Tom Frye who lived in Billings during his retirement.