Steve Geimann, 43, has been a journalist for more than 20 years, working in radio, newspapers, trade publications and wire services as reporter, anchor, editor, manager and executive. He also is incoming president of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation's largest.
He is currently senior editor of Communications Daily, a subscription- based newsletter covering the telephone, TV, cable and satellite business based in Washington. The publication is the leading journal of developments in the telecommunications industry. Geimann tracks developments in the telephone industry.
For two years, he was executive editor of United Press International, the worldwide news agency based in Washington, capping an 11-year career that included beat reporting and managerial positions. Geimann joined UPI in Albany, N.Y., worked as news editor in Miami and Washington, and traveled to Latin America, England and Norway. He was spokesman during a 1992-3 ownership change. He worked for Gannett in upstate New York and was a radio broadcaster in the 1970s.
In September 1994, Geimann was elected secretary-treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation's largest journalism group, and currently is president-elect. He becomes president in September when at SPJ's national convention in Washington.
He also is a volunteer reader of The Washington Post for the Metropolitan Washington Ear on Saturdays, contributed to a dial-in newspaper service and describes theatrical productions in the metropolitan area for individuals with vision problems.
Steve Geimann lives in Washington, D.C.