Steve Kraske (he/him)

Steve Kraske
Teaching Professor
Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact Info
202C Haag Hall
Journalism; Current Affairs; Kansas City; Public Policy; Digital and Public Humanities


Steve Kraske hosts "Up to Date," a daily talk show on KCUR, the public-radio affiliate in Kansas City. His topics range from housing to race to poverty to the Kansas City Chiefs. Steve talks to governors, best-selling authors and citizens affected by the social forces of the day. He also teaches journalism and is a career-long print and broadcast journalist. He has covered every president since Gerald Ford, 13 national political conventions, the Iowa caucuses, and numerous races for governor, the U.S. Senate, and Congress. He was a 1992 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and a 2016 fellow at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. In 2019, 435 Magazine named him one of the 50 most powerful people in Kansas City. He holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professor Kraske is an affiliate faculty member with UMKC's Center for Digital and Public Humanities.