Steve Uhler – A Freelance Writer and Journalist
Steve Uhler is a freelance journalist who has contributed his writing and journalism services to outlets like Cox Media, Austin American-Statesman and Kirkus Book Reviews. His coverage on a wide range of subjects has led him to interview music icon Brian Wilson as well as former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis and filmmaker Richard Linklater.
Early Life and Education
Beginning his career, Uhler wrote for local newspapers and was an accomplished music and film critic, quickly earning national renown for his astute yet engaging reviews and features that attracted an avid readership. Uhler scored exclusive interviews with legendary composer Igor Stravinski, show business icon Sammy Davis, folk music pioneer Pete Seeger and others.
He co-anchored WFTS ABC Action News’ 5, 6, and 11 pm weeknight newscasts in Tampa Florida; winning six EMMY awards as an anchor.
Uhler and Sherilynn live in Eufaula, Oklahoma with their six-year-old daughter Madyson. Both of them are active members of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church where they take part in blood drives, youth and men’s groups and community outreach initiatives. Furthermore, they sponsor Matthew 25 Coalition which connects Catholic and Protestant churches who offer aid for those in need.
Uhler set himself apart as one of the youngest newspaper columnists ever when, at age 15, he approached the Orange County Daily Pilot with a proposal to write weekly entertainment columns written from his teenage perspective. For two years, he wrote this column while learning all aspects of composition and deadline management in newsroom environments.
After moving to Austin, Texas and starting writing Arts & Entertainment features for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, he gained employment writing Arts & Entertainment reviews and features while conducting hundreds of reviews/features, in-depth interviews with musicians such as Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Pete Seeger, Tobe Hooper and Richard Linklater – not to mention over three hundred reviews/features!
He and Linda have long been advocates of giving back to the community, chairing annual campaigns for United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties as well as organizing fundraising efforts for Gulfshore Ballet and American Heart Association of Lee & Hendry Counties.
Achievement and Honors
Uhler has become well-known as a freelance journalist through his writing on diverse subjects like music icon Brian Wilson, filmmaker Richard Linklater, Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough (97 years old!) and former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis – among many others. Additionally he earned national attention through his insightful film reviews written for Austin American-Statesman newspaper.
Uhler has long been dedicated to community service. Alongside his professional endeavors, he and Linda serve as treasurers of Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation as well as chairing fundraising campaigns for United Way of Lee, Hendry Glades & Okeechobee Counties.
Steve Uhler earned varsity letters in both lacrosse and hockey during high school, before going on to Lindenwood University where he made the Dean’s List every year of college play. Uhler found his professional writing outlet when he became one of Orange County Daily Pilot’s youngest newspaper columnists for their weekly entertainment column “What’s Happening,” becoming an immensely popular weekly entertainment column read by readers across Southern California. Underwriting deadlines as well as developing his critical and interviewing abilities proved essential skills during Uhler’s professional writing experiences.
As soon as Uhler arrived in Austin, Texas he continued his freelance journalism career for the Austin American Statesman covering arts and entertainment events, as well as contributing his signature humorous feature pieces that often got picked up by other papers nationwide.
He currently co-anchors the 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm weeknight newscasts at WFTS-TV in Tampa; prior to that he served as reporter/anchor for four years at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.
Photos show him to be of tall stature, though his height remains unknown. As an extremely private individual who rarely shares details about their personal lives or interests.
He is also an excellent writer, having contributed several articles for the newspaper. Additionally, he has interviewed some of show business’s biggest stars, such as actress Julie Weintraub and singer Sammy Davis Jr. He possesses an avid interest in arts as well as travel; music and sports are his passions as well.