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Steve Centanni

Steve Centanni

Steve Centanni currently serves a Washington-based national correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1996 as a general news reporter.

Most recently in 2013, Centanni reported on the deadly shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. and the National Security Administration (NSA) leaks involving the former NSA government contractor Edward Snowden as well as the developments regarding the immigration reform bill.

During his tenure at FNC, he has covered many national and international events, including the 2011 murder trial of the Somali pirates who killed four Americans after hijacking their yacht and the rescue efforts for miners trapped in a West Virginia coal mine in 2006. He has also conducted extensive reporting on the Pentagon, the U.S. Supreme Court and contributed to coverage of multiple presidential campaigns.

Additionally, Centanni traveled throughout the Middle East to cover issues in the region, including live coverage from the Gaza Strip in 2006 where he was kidnapped and held hostage by Palestinian gunmen for two weeks. In 2003, he served as an embedded journalist with the Navy SEALs while covering Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Pakistan and was first to report on the fall of the Taliban in their final stronghold of Kandahar in 2001. Additionally, he reported on U.S. military operations in Iraq, the new interim government in Kabul and hostilities between Pakistani and Indian troops along the frontlines in Kashmir.

Centanni began his broadcast career as an anchor and reporter for radio stations in Northern California. For eight years he wrote and produced news segments for KRON-TV (formerly an NBC affiliate) in San Francisco, CA. In 1989, he won the Alaska Press Club Award for producing a weekly news magazine show on KTUU-TV (NBC 2) in Anchorage, Alaska.

Centanni attended the University of Colorado and earned a B.A. degree in broadcasting from San Francisco State University.