Stephen Mayer has been a general assignment reporter since joining KATU News in October 2013. He also features local businesses and inventors in the 'Stumptown Startup' series for KATU. Before heading back to the West Coast, Stephen worked as a reporter in Kansas City, and as an anchor/reporter at stations in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Stephen is thrilled to be back closer to home. When not reporting, he loves spending time with his wife and new puppy and enjoys hiking, camping and food cart touring. He's also a private pilot, and says there's no better way to see the beauty of the Pacific Northwest than from 5,000 feet up.