Sidney R. Steele

Hello, I'm Sidney.

I am a journalist and political junkie. I love to learn and teach others. I am a believer in audio journalism, and the power of using audio to tell stories. I am passionate about the power that audience engagement has to make journalism better. I believe in doing work that helps people be civically engaged, whether that be hosting a voter registration drive or reporting on events in my community.

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I have done day-turn and feature reporting for KBIA News, worked on the state government beat at the Columbia Missourian, and written fact checks for PolitiFact Missouri. 



November 11, 2019

March 11, 2019

May 1, 2019

The Columbia Missourian


December 4, 2019

March 5, 2019

February 4, 2019

PolitiFact Missouri

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March 26, 2019


April 25, 2019


I am an anchor for the afternoon newscast at KBIA. I select the stories, post content online and deliver the newscast live on air during All Things Considered. View an example here. 


Here are a few of my favorite video and audio projects I have worked on. 

Black churches close in rural Missouri, taking history and culture with them
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