Steve Daley is a Washington-based writer and consultant who spent 16 years as a correspondent and columnist for The Chicago Tribune.
Daley spent seven years in the Tribune’s Washington bureau as national political correspondent and as the paper’s chief Congressional correspondent. Between 1989 and 1996 he wrote a Sunday column on national politics, and was the paper’s lead political reporter.
He joined the Tribune in 1981 as a sportswriter. He spent three years co-hosting a nationally syndicated radio show, The Sportswriters, on WGN Radio. In 1984, Daley became the paper’s television critic and media columnist, covering television programming and new media issues. He moved to the Tribune’s Washington bureau in 1989.
He is an adjunct professor of writing in the Master’s program in Communications at Johns Hopkins University (Washington DC Center) and writes on the Web for the nationally syndicated comic strip "Shoe" - www.macnelly.com.
Daley has written for the Washington Post, the Columbia Journalism Review, Washingtonian magazine, the Washington Star, the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He currently writes for the online version of the nationally syndicated comic strip Shoe. As a member of the Tribune’s Washington bureau, he was a frequent guest on C-Span, CNN, MSNBC and NPR.
He is a graduate of American University in Washington, where he earned a B.A. in political science.