Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as the Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017.
A Poinciana High School graduate and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an 8-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol. While there, his responsibilities included patrolling duties in Osceola County and 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. Sgt Kim Montes herself took Steven under her wing and made him assistant Public Affairs Officer. Over the last two years, he’s become known across Central Florida 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 traffic safety to save lives.
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