Born and raised in northern Manhattan, Steve Kallas attended elementary school at P.S. 98 in the Inwood section. He played baseball, basketball and was on the bowling team at the legendary Power Memorial Academy. In his senior year at Power, Steve was awarded the John (“Jack”) P. Donohue Medal for excellence in athletics.
Steve also played baseball, basketball and was on the bowling team at New York University. Steve later graduated from the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.
Since late 2010, Steve Kallas has hosted (and presently hosts) his own national sports-talk internet radio show, “The Steve Kallas Show,” weekdays at noon on sportstalknetwork.com. Steve also writes a blog, “Kallas Remarks,” for New York City radio station WFAN (at wfan.com). From September 2010 to September 2011, Steve also hosted a weekly New York-based sports-talk show at WVOX 1460 in New Rochelle, New York.
Steve Kallas has appeared numerous times on television and radio to talk about sports in general, sports and the law, and/or youth sports. His TV appearances include national spots on ESPN’s SportsCenter (with Sage Steele), Fox and Friends (with Brian Kilmeade), CNN Headline News “Prime News” (with Mike Galanos), as well as local spots on SNY (with Gary Apple) and Fox 5 News (with Katherine Creag). Steve has also appeared on MSG’s SportsDesk (with Deb Placey) and MSG’s sports-talk show Talk of Our Town (multiple times) on the Madison Square Garden Network, as well as on Connecticut Public Televison (at cptv.org).
In 2013, Steve appeared on television on PIX11 to discuss the Alex Rodriguez case (available at pix11 attorney and sportswriter gives his take on A-Rod’s doping scandal). He also appeared on CNN International to preview, for an international audience, the “American football” game between the Vikings and the Steelers in London. He also appeared on SNY’s “Daily News Live!”
In 2012, Steve appeared multiple times on SNY’s SportsNite (with Jonas Schwartz) and SNY’s Daily News Live show (with Schwartz, Joe Benigno and Bob Raismann). In addition, Steve appeared on the PIX 11 Morning Show (with Sukanya Krishnan).
On radio, Steve Kallas has been a guest numerous times (beginning in 2002) on Rick Wolff’s WFAN show, “The Sports Edge,” and has been a substitute host for Rick multiple times. He has also hosted his own sports-talk show on WFAN multiple times. He has also appeared multiple times with Mike Francesa, and on the Boomer and Carton Show and the Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts Show, as well as with Steve Somers, Richard Neer, Marc Malusis and Sid Rosenberg.
In 2013, Steve hosted a four-hour sports talk radio show on WFAN in New York City (12/25/13, available by request to stevejkallas@gmailcom). He also was the lead co-host in a 30-minute interview of Fox sportscaster Kenny Albert on the NFL playoffs (available at Kenny Albert Mini-Episode #231). He also appeared numerous times in the New York City area on WFAN and nationally on various CBS Sports Radio shows. Every year, on the first Saturday in August, Steve does a harness racing handicapping spot with Marc Malusis of WFAN at the Hambletonian, harness racing’s premier race at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.
In 2012, Steve was an in-studio guest on Mike Francesa’s WFAN radio/YES television show for an hour in the wake of the Mets/Madoff settlement. On April 15, 2012, he also hosted his own three-hour sports-talk show on WFAN. He was also a guest on Steve Somers’ show to discuss the Infield Fly rule after the controversial play in the Cardinals-Braves playoff game.
Steve’s writing experience (in addition to the present WFAN blog) includes three years as a columnist for Madison Square Garden’s website as well as one year as a columnist and features writer for the New York Post Sports Week (in its only year of existence). He has covered all of the major sports (baseball, football, basketball and hockey) and horse racing (both thoroughbred and harness racing) as well. His work has appeared in such varied publications as Sports Business Journal, Hispanic Beisbol Magazine, The Hartford Courant, The Scarsdale Inquirer, Hoof Beats Magazine, thebiglead.com, The Stamford Advocate and The Horseman and Fair World Magazine.
In 2009, Steve Kallas became a member of the 21st Century Media Alliance. He now often appears with host Rick Morris of that alliance on the FDH Lounge podcasts.
In 2004, Steve was selected by The Citizenship Through Sports Alliance to be on a national expert panel. In 2005, that panel released its National Report Card on Youth Sports.
Steve Kallas now lives in Riverdale, NY, less than two miles north of where he grew up.