Owner, Reporter Newspapers
Steve Levene has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of sales, circulation, business and editorial operations for local, regional, national and international publications. He is the founder of Springs Publishing LLC which publishes five community newspapers in metro Atlanta—the bi-weekly Reporter Newspapers in Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Brookhaven and the monthly Atlanta Intown. From 1997-2005, he was the vice president/publisher of Renaissance Media, which publishes custom and community-focused newspapers and magazines in major U.S. markets, including Atlanta. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Steve spent 16 years in diverse sales and marketing management positions at Dow Jones & Company. These included responsibilities as the corporate circulation/marketing director, assistant to the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and circulation director of The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. He also assumed key management roles in several editorial and business initiatives for new products and services across company divisions. A native of Binghamton, NY, Steve graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Sociology and holds an MBA from its Wharton School. He is a graduate of the 2008 class of Leadership Sandy Springs and a member of several local boards including the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, the Cowart Ashford YMCA and the Private Bank of Buckhead board of advisors.