Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017.
A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol. While there, his responsibilities included patrolling Osceola, Orange, Brevard, Lake, Seminole and Volusia counties, along with the Orlando area of the Florida Turnpike. He was later assigned to the Florida Highway Patrol Motorcycle Unit, where he began doing public speaking engagements and found his passion for community involvement.
From that experience, he became the face of FHP in Orlando. Lt. Kim Montes took Steven under her wing and made him assistant Public Affairs Officer.
Over the last several years, he has become known across the Sunshine State as “Trooper Steve.” He’s spent his time doing everything from corporate events to interviews on WKMG, to just hanging out with kids in hopes of spreading the word about safe-decision making in hopes of saving just one life.
Steven brings a wealth of knowledge to Central Floridians, including extensive traffic safety experience, law enforcement tactics, crisis negotiations, weapon knowledge and military operations.
Steven loves to travel and enjoys exploring everything there is about Florida beaches.
Favorite Restaurant: Café Tu Tu Tango
Favorite Food: I am huge seafood lover
Favorite Genre of Music: Anything that can make my foot tap
Favorite Author: Dave Grossman
Favorite Book: The Lottery
Favorite Team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Quote: "Greater love hath no man than to lay his life down for his friend..." -John 15:13
Place You Would Love To Visit: Vatican City