Steve Dunkelberger has been a working journalist for more than 20 years at various publications around Washington's Puget Sound region after receiving his journalism training at Western Washington University, where he also received a BA in Journalism and a minor in History. He started his journalism career locally by working a stint as a reporter and then editor of the Lakewood Journal. He was then the editor of the Business Examiner newspaper.
He then was a news writer/ online editor at Pierce County Community Newspaper Group, which is a locally owned group of newspapers that includes the Tacoma Weekly, the Fife Free Press, the Milton-Edgewood Signal, University Place Press and the Puyallup Tribal News. He is now the Community Engagement Coordinator at Emergency Food Network.
He also does freelance writing and photography projects for websites in Pierce County. He is also a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists national Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Awards as well as has been a lecturer on issues facing journalists. He is also a member of the Knights of the Pythias and several ukulele groups.
He has written two history books on the city of Lakewood and is working on one about McNeil Island as well as had several of his historical articles published on Historylink.org and in Columbia magazine.
October 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
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Steve has been a working journalist for more than 20 years at various publications around the Puget Sound. In addition to being a journalist, he is also a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists National Sigma Delta Chi Journalism Awards. He has also has given lectures in the area on issues facing journalists, is a member of the Knights of the Pythias, and offers Drunken History tours of Tacoma. Steve has written two history books on the city of Lakewood and has just published his newest book on McNeil Island.
June 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
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Steve Dunkelberger returns on this episode to talk PNW military history. Steve has been a working journalist for more than 20 years at various publications around the Puget Sound.
March 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
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Steve Dunkelberger stops in to drink with us and talks history and stuff.
December 3rd, 2018 | 37 mins 26 secs
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Steve Dunkelberger tells the guys about The Maury Island Incident. One of the first UFO and Men in Black experiences in the US.
June 11th, 2018 | 34 mins 55 secs
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This week we bring back one of our most popular episodes. The story of serial killer Jake Bird, told by our friend and history nut Steve Dunkelberger. Plus a GCFU from Rusted Portal.
May 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
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Downtown Stevie D. gives us a tour of the Pythian Temple and some Tacoma history to go along with it.