Steve Highsmith is host of NBC10’s weekly news and public affairs program, “NBC10@Issue,” seen Sunday mornings at 11:30 AM after NBC’s “Meet The Press.” Highsmith covers politics and government for NBC10. He has for more than 20 years served as the host of the annual New Year’s Day Philadelphia tradition, the Mummers Parade.
Active in the community, Highsmith serves on the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Board of Directors of CADEkids, as well as the Boards of the Mummers Museum and Save The Mummers. He is a former member of Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, the Cabrini College Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has also been an active supporter of other community and nonprofit efforts, such as the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Police Athletic League, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Special Olympics.
Highsmith’s career credits include morning news anchor and news director of WCAU Radio, news anchor of the NJN Nightly News, news anchor of Philadelphia’s WB17 and chief political correspondent and anchor for “Inquirer News Tonight.” He is also PHL17’s Director of Community Relations and host of the community affairs program “In Focus.”
Highsmith has been elected to the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame and has been honored by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. He also has been elected to the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association Hall of fame.
Highsmith is a summa cum laude graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in English and Communications and attended the University of Notre Dame. He lives with his wife and two children in Bucks County