Steve LaPorte is Chicago Public Media’s network administrator. He is responsible for maintaining the servers, workstations and other network systems that comprise the organization’s technical backbone. He also works with his colleagues in the IT department to provide technical support to staff. Prior to joining CPM, Steve worked as a systems engineer at an IT consulting firm in downtown Chicago. He has extensive familiarity with a wide range of systems, and he brings several years of technical know-how and customer service experience to the team. His goal is to help CPM continue to grow from a technological standpoint, and to ensure that the staff has all the tools they need in order to effectively reach as many listeners as possible.
In his free time, Steve likes to write and record music, take his dog Millie on walks around the neighborhood, and volunteer with his partner for Girls Rock! Chicago doing multimedia production, instrument repairs and hauling gear.