Steven Crabill


Versatile news professional with extensive experience in project management and deadline editing. Effective team player with outstanding writing and communications skills. Hands-on leader who is able to motivate staff while maintaining esprit de corps.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Business Editor

The Star-Ledger
  • Department head responsible for business and financial coverage at the nation's 15th largest newspaper.
  • Oversaw launch of a new, daily section called Your Business, which focuses on personal finance, consumer issues, and technology.
May 2000 - Dec 2008

Special Projects Editor

The Star-Ledger
  • Oversaw investigative reporting and special projects, as well as the newspaper's computer-assisted reporting efforts; supervised creation of an extensive in-house database of federal, state and municipal records.
  • Led coverage that resulted in the conviction of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James on corruption charges, the overhaul of New Jersey's workers' compensation system, the passage of legislation requiring hospitals to make infection rates public, and the dismantling of the state's school construction agency for waste and mismanagement.
Jul 1987 - May 2000

Assistant Managing Editor, features

The Record
  • Managed a 35-member department that produced 12 feature sections each week.
  • Created new daily entertainment section and redesigned Sunday TV book.
  • Earlier served as entertainment editor, assistant sports editor, assistant state editor and general assignment reporter.
Sep 1984 - Jul 1987

Staff Writer

The Advocate
  • Covered Stamford City Hall and regional government.
Oct 1980 - Jul 1982

Assistant Buyer

Coca-Cola USA

  • Worked with agencies to develop and produce point-of-sale advertising material.



Media Management Center

Northwestern University
  • Attended two-week program for mid-career journalists moving into management positions.

Bachelor of Arts

University of Georgia

Masters of Science