About Steve

Born and raised in upper 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 P. Donohue medal for excellence in athletics and the Rev. Br. Eugene F. Ryall Medal for graduating second in his class academically.

Steve also played Division I baseball at New York University (where he hit .350 in his varsity career). He also played basketball and was on the bowling team (where he bowled for a national championship in his junior year). Steve later graduated from the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Steve Kallas presently does a weekly national sports podcast, entitled “Kallas Remarks,” with co-host Joe Staszak, available for weekly free download at I-Tunes. Steve also is a frequent guest on sports talk station 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, discussing all of the major sports. Steve also presently writes a column for the FDH Lounge. You can find ten years of Steve’s columns at stevekallas.com and wfan.com.

Steve 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 SportsCenter (with Sage Steele), on Fox and Friends (with Brian Kilmeade), on CNN/Headline News (with Mike Galanos), as well as a number of TV appearances on local New York City stations Fox 5 and PIX 11. He has also appeared on MSG’s SportsDesk (with Deb Placey) and Talk of Our Town (multiple times) on the Madison Square Garden Network, as well as Connecticut Public Television (at cptv.org).

Steve has also appeared in episodes of American Greed, on CNBC, and Momsters: When Moms go Bad (Season 1, Episode 3, “Anger in the Outfield”), on the Investigation Discovery Network. Steve has also appeared a number of times since 2011 on SNY TV as a legal analyst.

On radio, Steve has appeared numerous times on Rick Wolff’s WFAN radio show, “The Sports Edge,” and has substitute-hosted for Rick a number of times. In 2004, Steve was selected by the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance to be on a national expert panel, which, in 2005, came out with its National Report Card on Youth Sports.

He has also appeared numerous times on WFAN radio as the legal analyst since 2008. He has appeared on The Mike Francesa Show, The Boomer and Carton Show and The Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts Show. He has also appeared over the years with Marc Malusis, Steve Somers and Richard Neer, among others. For the last seven years (dating back to 2011), Steve has appeared on WFAN’s coverage of The Hambletonian (the Kentucky Derby of harness racing) at the Meadowlands with Marc Malusis.

In addition, Steve has substitute-hosted his own sports show on WFAN a number of times in the last few years.

Steve has done about a thousand sports talk shows in the last ten years. He did a year of Thursdays at WVOX in New Rochelle. For four years, Steve did a sports talk show every weekday at noon at sportstalknetwork.com. Steve is a member of the 21st Century Media Alliance and has appeared numerous times with Rick Morris on his FDH Lounge “mini-episodes” (available at fdhlounge.com) to discuss all of the major sports.

Steve’s writing includes three years as a columnist for Madison Square Garden’s website, msgnetwork.com, and one year as a columnist for The New York Post Sports Week (in its only year of existence), where he covered the four major sports and horse racing as well. He also wrote a column for wfan.com for four years. His work has appeared in such varied publications as Sports Business Journal, Hispanic Beisbol Magazine, The Hartford Courant, Hoof Beats Magazine, The Scarsdale Inquirer, thebiglead.com and The Horseman and Fair World Magazine.

Steve’s two children, Johnnie and Gabriella, are both presently in graduate school at Cornell and The London School of Economics, respectively.

In 2017, Steve Kallas was elected to the Power Memorial Academy Hall of Fame.

One response to “About Steve

  1. Thank you Mr. Kallas for the article about Ichiro. I am from Seattle and has been a fan of Ichiro from the very start. He was our pride and joy and I for one was heartbroken when he left. Rumors abound with how he left ,but those never diminished the admiration we have for Ichiro. I became a Yankee fan since Ichiro became one of the much heralded Yankee. I knew that the Yankees was interested in him during his Prime, but who wasn’t? As a Japanese he has pride and respect for the game, thus my disappointment that he as a Yankee was not treated as such.You are the first Journalist whose articles about Ichiro was honest and right to what Ichiro is all about. It pains me to watch him play and never read any kind of appreciation or even a small mention of his success at that particular time. You’re eloquent summation of Ichiro’s history had uplifted my regards to Sports Journalism. I do hope that Ichiro will continue to play Baseball since that is the destiny that God had in store for him. A life Ichiro has chosen to give it all he’s worth. Thanks again for a well described run for a Man who deserved all that he desired and gave…. By the way, I am a 70 yr. young Woman who had known what Love and Honor meant to a Japanese and Ichiro is the best example of that….

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