Columnist Tim Steller has worked as a journalist in Arizona for 25 years, including as been a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Arizona Daily Star since 1997 and earlier at the Arizona Daily Sun from 1995.
His columns have focused on vaccinations, Reid Park v. the Zoo, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, former County Attorney Barbara Lawall, the City Council, harvesting fruit for the poor, and the shrinking of the Arizona GOP.
He has covered the U.S.-Mexico border, federal court, and economic development, and has been assistant business editor and business editor.
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In 2019 he was chosen to receive the $75,000 Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing. He spent the next year studying ways in which public opinion regarding the border and immigration policy are manipulated – by politicians and governments on both sides of the border, and by interest groups and advocates.
Originally from Minnesota, he earned an MS degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and also studied at Oberlin College.