Steve Mason is an all-purpose broadcaster. A classic "generalist" who is well-versed in just about everything. He has been the co-host of the long-running "Mason & Ireland," the top-rated sports talk radio show in Los Angeles, for nearly a decade. He is also a regular contributor for KTTV Fox 11/Los Angeles where he regularly contributes on "Good Day LA" and has also guest hosted for Steve Edwards on the successful long-running Los Angeles television morning show. He is working on a new talk show project for public television, and, in his spare time, he is President of Flagship Theatres, where he has helped to create Cinémas Palme d'Or, the cutting edge arthouse in the Coachella Valley.
Mason was born in Altoona, PA and raised in Toledo, OH. By the time he was 15, he was already hosting a daily radio show, and by 20, while attending Bowling Green State University, he was the host of the #1-rated morning radio show in Toledo.He has enjoyed a varied broadcast career, including as morning show host of the first all-sports radio station in America, The Mighty 690 in San Diego in 1992. In 1994, he teamed with John Ireland for "The Mason & Ireland Show," which aired simultaneously on XTRA Sports 690/San Diego, XTRA Sports 1150/Los Angeles and on LA's Fox Sports West (TV).
He became well known nationally for his work with broadcast legend Tom Snyder on "The Late, Late Radio Show with Tom Snyder & Steve Mason" for CBS Radio Network, interviewing hundreds of celebrities from all walks of life including Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Dolly Parton, Billy Bob Thornton, Gena Rowlands, Mike Leigh, Steve Allen, President Jimmy Carter, Brandon Tartikoff, Brenda Blethyn, Anthony Minghella, Les Moonvies, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Cromwell, Owen Wilson, then-Texas Rangers owner George W. Bush and many more.
After a 2-year stint on heritage New York City FM station WNEW, he returned to Southern California, re-teaming with John Ireland on a revamped "Mason & Ireland Show" for ESPN Radio beginning in 1992, where the show has become a highly-rated fixture in the LA market. He has made regular television appearances on shows like "Rome Is Burning" on ESPN, "On the Record with Greta Van Susteran" on Fox News Channel, "Reelz Daily" on the Reelz Channel, "Varney & Company" on Fox Business Channel and SportsCenter on ESPN. He has also contributed regularly on outlets like CNN, E! Entertainment Television and TV Guide Channel. Steve is currently a contributor and co-host for Fox 11 KTTV/Los Angeles on "Good Day LA", "Fox 11 Overtime" and "Cage Talk".
Equally adept talking sports and entertainment, he has worked as a broadcaster for 7 Olympic Games for Westwood One and NBC Sports and has hosted ABC Radio Network's Red Carpet Coverage from the Academy Awards.
Recently, he wrote, directed, produced and starred in his own Live Action Short Film about the life of Republican political operative Lee Atwater. The film, called "Little Devil," was a success on the festival circuit, and it both rekindled his love for acting and gave him a hands-on understanding and perspective of the filmmaking process.
Steve is currently in production on "The Steve Mason Show," a talk show for public television, where notable people will join him for free-form conversation on a wide variety of topics including politics, pop culture, sports, business and world affairs.
In 1994, Mason co-founded Flagship Theatres and has served as its CEO & President from Day 1. The company has operated theatres in Southern California and in faraway places like Saipan in the Mariana Islands. He and his partners, including 3-time Emmy® Winner Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), developed and built Cinémas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert, CA in 2003, and the business has become a cultural center in the Coachella Valley over the course of the past decade.