Steve Hartman | Biography

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  • Full Name Stephen Robert Hartman
  • Nickname Steve Hartman
  • Ethnicity Jewish
  • Nationality American
  • Occupation Journalist & Show Host
  • University University of California, Los Angeles
  • Relationship Status Not Disclosed
  • Wife Not Disclosed
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Children 2 (One Son & One Daughter)
Host of CBS Show 'On the Road'

Steve Hartman | Biography

Started 'Taps Across America'

Steve Hartman is a sports anchor for KTLA 5 who also hosts the CBS Weekly show 'On the Road.'

Who is Steve Hartman?

Stephen Robert Hartman was a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, when he began his journalism career. He was a sports editor of the Daily Bruin Magazine, where he was recognized for his coverage of the Final Four Games of 1980. 

After completing college, he worked as an associate producer for KABC-AM before moving on to the Los Angeles Raiders as media relations and publication director. In addition, he also worked at KFOX-AM and helped create XTRA-AM, Southern California's first all-sports station.

Subsequently, Hartman worked at the KCBS-TV in Los Angeles for over 12 years before joining the KTLA 5. He covered major athletic events throughout his career, including 13 Final Fours, 15 Super Bowls, and countless Major League All-Star games. 

Furthermore, in 1996 the 'Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association' nominated him for 'Best Radio Analyst' for his contribution to sports journalism. 

Then in 2002, Hartman was again nominated for 'Best Radio Talk Show Host." And in 2004, he was inducted into the 'Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.'

'On the Road' and Other Shows

From 1967 to 1980, CBS aired the evening show On the Road with host Charles Kuralt. However, the network did not continue the segment after 1980 until Hartman revived it in 2008. 

On the Road captured the endearing and soulful stories of Americans who did good dead for the people and the country. Hartman began as a featuring correspondent since their first segment, which covered the Pennsylvania Statue of Liberty. 

In addition, in 2020, Hartman also initiated the Taps Across America segment, which commemorates the memorial day or military appreciation. It started when CBS News encouraged the veterans to play the 'tap' music on the 2020 Memorial Day at 3 pm local time. 

This request brought unity among the locals when they stood together to play the song and remember the sacrifices made by the veterans. 

In addition, the videos of people joining the local participation with their instruments surge the internet every year on Memorial Day since 2020.

Following that, Hartman also started the Kindness 101 CBS series during the pandemic. He collected stories and conducted virtual classes about sensitive and vulnerable topics like autism, courage, and empathy. 

The show also took off during the lockdowns, where parents required breaks and children needed educational sessions. So he provided those series to all age-appropriate kids interested in learning more about their surroundings. 

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Steve Hartman's wife and children

Hartman is married and has two children, daughters Meryl and son Emmett. His children accompany him on his Kindness 101 show. However, he has not disclosed information about his wife. 

Steve Harman's Daughter Writing Reply Letters For 'Kindness 101'
Steve Harman's Daughter Writing Reply Letters For 'Kindness 101'. (Photo: Instagram)

Hartman often uploads pictures of Meryl and Emmett on his Instagram. Recently, he posted a photo of his writing reply letters to the viewers of Kindless 101. 

He captioned it, "Sometimes, classes who watch Kindness 101 take the time to write Steve, Meryl and Emmett letters about how much they enjoy the episodes. So naturally, Meryl has to write thank you notes of her own back."

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