For more than 30 years Steve Starnes worked as a photographer for WTHR in Indianapolis. One of his crowning achievements came in 1982 when he worked on a documentary about the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana. The program earned a myriad of national and international awards, including a national Emmy award.

Steve began his career at the age of 19 at WGEM, the NBC affiliate in his hometown of Quincy, Illinois. He spent ten years there but moved on to WTHR when a reporter from Quincy submitted a resume tape and the news director asked “Who’s your photographer? Have him call me.” The reporter didn’t get the job, but Steve did.

Steve’s career behind the cameras took him all over the world, traveling from Afghanistan and Albania to Africa, before he retired in 2009.