Karen Dorn Steele

Title:  Investigative Reporter (Retired)

Company:  The Spokesman-Review

Location:  Spokane, WA United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Mid-Career Fellow, Stanford Knight Fellowship Program (1986-1987)
  • Arms Control Fellow, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University (1986-1987)
  • Japan Travel Grant, Japan Press Foundation, Tokyo (1987)
  • Research Grantee, John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1992)
  • Recipient, Gerald Loeb Award, Anderson School of Management, UCLA (1995)
  • George Polk Award, Long Island University (1995)
  • William Stokes Award University of Missouri (1988)
  • National Headliner Award, Excellence in Legal Journalism Award Washington State Bar Association (2000)
  • Payne Award, University of Oregon (2006)
  • Named to State Hall of Journalistic Achievement, Washington State University, Pullman (1995)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the West, Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2011)


  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Stanford University

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