The award-winning journalist, pictured, was also assistant editor of the Liverpool Daily Post and for three years edited Crain’s Manchester Business, the first weekly publication of its kind in Western Europe.
Now Steve. along with former Granada Television and Sky news broadcast reporter and presenter Trevor Green, has joined Cheshire East as a media relations officer.
The pair have been recruited by the authority’s new head of communications and media, Beverley Walkden.
Beverley, who takes up the post of corporate manager of communications and media after three years in the north-west authority’s press office as a media relations officer, said was delighted with the new set-up.
She said: “My first task has been to recruit some really great people who are highly respected in their field and the team is already delivering some impressive results.”
The Manchester-born journalist previously spent six years as a producer and on-screen journalist for Channel M in the city.