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Steve Turnham

Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief

Steve Turnham is a 30-year veteran of television news and the current Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Scripps News. He oversees the political, investigative, national security and international units as well as Scripps' national reporters.

Turnham got his start in news as a copy aide and writer for the Washington Post, before moving on to CNN as a producer for CNN’s political unit, the network’s Senate producer, the documentary and investigative team, and then as senior producer for Anderson Cooper 360 where he covered 9/11, the conflict in Afghanistan and the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

His work for the investigative team on the trafficking of underage girls contributed to Craigslist’s decision to shut down its adult services section and to the closure of

After CNN, Turnham helped launch and executive produce Al Jazeera America’s flagship longform and investigative program America Tonight with Joie Chen.

Turnham then moved to ABC News as lead Washington producer for This Week with George Stephanopoulos for the 2016 election, then to ABC’s Global Affairs unit where he was senior producer for chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz before going ton to help produce ABC’s primetime documentary series on 1969, focused on the impact of the Vietnam War on U.S. political and social life.

He has been part of teams that have won multiple Emmy, Peabody, and Gracie awards. He joined Scripps News in 2020.

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