KIRO Celebrates Steve Raible’s 35 Years With The Station

KIRO, the CBS affiliate in Seattle owned by Cox, celebrated Steve Raible’s 35 years at the station on Wednesday.

Raible joined KIRO 7 in 1982, following a six-year career as a wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks.

In his 35-year television career, Raible has been consistently recognized for his excellence in broadcasting, including five Regional Emmy Awards – two for Best Anchor – to go along with several National awards.

Raible has reported stories from Tokyo to Moscow and has covered Olympic Games and presidential campaigns.

A member of the Seattle Seahawks radio broadcast team through four decades, he took over the play-by-play duties and formed a new team alongside Warren Moon in 2004.

In the same year, he became a published co-author with his book, Steve Raible’s Tales from the Seahawks Sidelines.

For his work as a journalist and philanthropist, in 2005 former Governor Christine Gregoire proclaimed May 4 as Steve Raible Day in the state of Washington.

2 thoughts on “KIRO Celebrates Steve Raible’s 35 Years With The Station

  1. Wayne Lynch

    The first broadcaster who used ‘catfish’ during his games was Bob Prince, the late, great Pittsburgh Pirate PBP announcer. He would exclaim ‘sufferin catfish’ when something went very wrong for the Buccos. I grew up in the Burgh listening to Prince and heard this many times. Maybe it found its way to Seattle and the great Steve Raible.

  2. 12th Man

    During Steve Raible’s 35 years at KIRO 7, he’s seen 3 ownership changes, the departure & return of CBS in the mid-90s, ect.


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