Steve Daley (journalist)

Steve Daley (1948 – October 2, 2011) was a newspaper journalist, best known for his work as political correspondent for the Chicago Tribune between 1988 and 1996.

Early lifeEdit

Daley was born in Corning, New York in 1948.[1] He attended Corning Community College before moving on to study at American University in Washington, D.C. where he earned a BA in Political science.[2]


Following his university graduation, Daley worked as a freelance journalist, supplementing his income by taking bartending work. Whilst working in a restaurant, "The Class Reunion" that was popular with Washington's politicians and journalists, Daley met and struck up a friendship with David Burgin who recruited him to be a sports reporter for the Palo Alto Times.[1]

Daley left California in 1981 having been offered a role as a sports reporter on the Chicago Tribune, a role which also saw him provide sports reports for WGN Radio.[2] During his time at the Tribune, he also worked as a columnist and television critic before being promoted to be national political correspondent in 1988.[1]

Daley spent seven years as part of the White House Press Corps before leaving to join public relations company Porter Novelli in 1996.[1] After thirteen years there, during which he also moonlighted for a short period as an adjunct professor on the Master's course in Communications at Johns Hopkins University,[2] he left to found his own PR firm.[1]

Additional journalism work included (amongst others) contributions to the Washingtonian and the San Francisco Chronicle and the newspaper based comic strip Shoe.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Daley married his wife, Jane, in 1992.[1] He died on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Steve Daley, former Tribune columnist and reporter, dies at 62". 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2012-02-07.
  2. ^ a b c d "Steve Daley biography". Retrieved 2012-02-07.

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