Swatt, Steve


STEVE SWATT – Political Analyst, Comcast/Time Warner, Sacramento
Steve Swatt is an award-winning, Sacramento-based author and political analyst, in his 46th year covering topics of interest in Northern California. Swatt currently hosts Comcast Newsmakers and Time Warner Cable’s Sacramento Report. After reporting stints at the San Francisco Examiner and United Press International (Los Angeles), Swatt began his broadcasting career in 1969 at KCRA in Sacramento, first as a general assignment reporter, covering stories like the Juan Corona trial, Manson family, San Francisco Zodiac killings, and return of POWs from Vietnam. In 1979, he became KCRA’s Capitol and political correspondent reporting on every major ballot proposition, issues in the state legislature, as well as state and national elections. This included exclusive interviews with presidential nominees during a twelve year period and every California governor. After leaving KCRA, Swatt worked as a public affairs executive, providing strategic media relations and political counsel, where he continues to provide election analysis for KCRA as well as other media outlets. He has been involved with the California Conservation Corps Board, the Alliance for Better Campaigns and Community Learning Advisory Board. For his contributions, Swatt has been recognized with an Emmy® statuette; and awards from National Health Journalism, State Bar Association, SPJ, Association of American Political Consultants and Sacramento Public Relations Society, amongst others. Swatt is the author of Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California, a political history of California, recognized by the California Historical Society; as well as Fair, Balanced…and Dead, a political mystery. As an adjunct professor, Swatt has also taught and mentored graduate journalism students at Sacramento State University.