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Steve Adubato

Steve Adubato
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 30th Legislative District
In office
January 10, 1984 – January 14, 1986
Preceded by John V. Kelly
Succeeded by John V. Kelly
Personal details
Born Stephen N. Adubato, Jr.
(1957-10-07) October 7, 1957 (age 56)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Rutgers University
Occupation Academic, author, motivational speaker, newspaper columnist, politician and television news anchor

Steve Adubato, Ph.D. (born October 7, 1957[1]) is an American author, broadcaster, motivational speaker and politician. Also a university lecturer, Emmy Award-winning television news anchor, and Star-Ledger columnist, he earlier served in the New Jersey General Assembly in the mid-1980s as New Jersey's youngest state legislator at age 26.

Early life and education

He earned a However, he lost re-election in 1985, thus ending his political career.


Adubato currently anchors two public-affairs television programs for WNET, a PBS affiliate station:

  • Caucus: New Jersey New Jersey Network (NJN), another public-television group
  • New Jersey Capitol Report [2], a weekly news program covering New Jersey political issues

In addition to his work on public television, Abudato regularly appears as a media and communications analyst on national television on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, NBC's Today, as well as in New York City, New York, on WNYW. He has also provided expert on-air commentary for NPR radio. Abudato currently provides radio political commentary on WABC (AM), as well as on WOR (AM); he has also hosted on both stations. Most recently, he has regularly contributed to CBS 2 Sunday Morning on WCBS-TV and provides political commentary to Steve Adubato...on Politics on WCBS-TV's website.

He writes a weekly column NJ Connects with Steve Adubato – NJ Voices: Opinions from New JerseyThe Record and NJBIZ.

Stand & Deliver

In 1999, Adubato founded Stand & Deliver: Communication Tools for Tomorrow’s Leaders Newark, New Jersey, area. Topics covered in the program include leadership and team building; peace-making activities; presentation skills; interviewing techniques; conflict resolution, youth advocacy; listening skills; and overall communication effectiveness. Annually, the Stand & Deliver program provides over 500 young adults with the tools they need to become better citizens and to more effectively compete for and succeed in future employment.

Adubato is the president of Stand & Deliver, which is a professional development and executive coaching program he created to help professionals improve as leaders. Adubato conducts communication workshops, seminars and keynote speeches on such topics as branding, presentation skills, leadership and team building, customer service and dealing with the media. Stand & Deliver clients in the corporate and non-profit sectors include:


In addition to his career as a broadcast journalist, Adubato is a Rutgers University visiting lecturer. He is also a "distinguished visiting professor" at Montclair State University, located in Montclair, New Jersey, in the field of broadcast journalism. His research and writing has focused on the role of the media in American society and the current state of journalism.


Adubato is the author of the non-fiction book Speak from the Heart – Be Yourself and Get Results]


He has been the recipient of four Emmy Awards for his work on public television. In 1995, 2000 and again in 2001, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Adubato with Emmy Awards in the category of "Best Host".

New Jersey Monthly named him one of the top-five most-powerful media figures in the state. In the past, the magazine selected him as one of the "50 Most Interesting People" in the state as well as one of the "25 Most Influential People in New Jersey".

Personal life

Adubato has been a resident of Montclair.[2]

See also


External links

  • About Caucus Educational Corporation:
  • About Stand & Deliver:
  • WorldCat catalog)
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