Steve Adubato

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Steve Adubato

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Adubato at the Montclair Film Festival in 2015
Member of the New Jersey Assembly
for 30th Legislative District
In office
January 10, 1984 (1984-01-10) – January 14, 1986 (1986-01-14)
Preceded byJohn V. Kelly
Succeeded byJohn V. Kelly
Personal details
Stephen N. Adubato Jr.

(1957-10-07) October 7, 1957 (age 61)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jennifer Adubato
ChildrenStephen Adubato, Nick Adubato, Olivia Adubato, Chris Adubato
FatherSteve Adubato Sr.
RelativesMichele Adubato (sister), Theresa Adubato (sister)
ResidenceMontclair, New Jersey
Alma materRutgers University
OccupationAcademic, author, motivational speaker, newspaper columnist, politician and television news anchor
CommitteesPresident, Caucus Educational Corporation

Steve Adubato, Ph.D. (born October 7, 1957[1]) is a television broadcaster, author, motivational speaker, leadership and communication coach, syndicated columnist and university lecturer. In the mid 1980s he was New Jersey's youngest state legislator in the New Jersey General Assembly at age 26. Adubato holds a doctorate from Rutgers University in the field of mass media and communication. He is the author of four books.

Early life and education[edit]

Adubato, born in and a native of Newark, earned his master's degree from Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree in mass communication from Rutgers. He was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1983 with the support of his father, Steve Adubato Sr., a New Jersey Democratic politician.[2] However, he lost re-election in 1985, thus ending his political career.


Dr. Steve Adubato is an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster with the PBS affiliates in the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia region who holds a PhD from Rutgers in the field of mass communication and a Masters from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers. He is also a "distinguished visiting professor" at Seton Hall University, Rowan University and has lectured at Rutgers, NJIT as well as NYU, Montclair State University, Caldwell University and West Point. His academic research and writing has focused on the role of the media in American society and the current state of journalism. More recently, Dr. Adubato's work has focused on the study of Leadership which us the topic of his most recent book "Lessons in Leadership". He also conducts executive coaching and leadership development seminars for a variety of corporations and organizations thru his firm Stand & Deliver.

In 1994, Adubato along with a group of broadcasting entrepreneurs founded the Caucus Educational Corporation (CEC), the company responsible for producing public affairs programs. The company had produced content on New Jersey public affairs towards websites such as,, and others. In 2011, after NJN was privatized, the CEC produced programs for its predessor, NJTV along with its sister station, WNET. Since 2011, he remains the host of three of the four CEC produced programs, including Caucus New Jersey with Steve Adubato, State of Affairs and One on One with Steve Adubato, much of which is aired on NJTV, WNET, along with FiOS1 New Jersey, WHYY-TV and on Classical Station WQXR-FM.[3] New Jersey Capital Report ended its run in 2017 and was replaced with State of Affairs by March 2017.[4] In addition to hosting the aforementioned programs, also appeared on the Today Show, CNN, FOX News and WNYW as a media and political analyst.[citation needed] Adubato also appears regularly on New York City talk radio stations WABC 77 and WNYM AM 970 as well as Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

Stand & Deliver[edit]

In 1999, Adubato founded a not-for-profit version of his firm called Stand & Deliver: Communication Tools for Tomorrow's Leaders. The program provides communication and leadership skills training to young people in the greater Newark, New Jersey, area. Annually, the program provides over 500 young adults with the tools they need to become better citizens and to more effectively compete for and succeed in future employment.[5]

Adubato is the president of Stand & Deliver, a professional development and executive coaching program he created to help professionals improve as leaders. He conducts communication workshops, seminars and keynote speeches on such topics as branding, presentation skills, leadership and team building, customer service and dealing with the media.[6]


Adubato is the author of the non-fiction book Speak from the Heart – Be Yourself and Get Results published by Simon & Schuster. It was featured in Fortune magazine. He also wrote Make the Connection – Improve Your Communication at Work and at Home (Rutgers University Press) and What Were They Thinking? Crisis Communication: The Good, the Bad and the Totally Clueless] which examines highly publicized and often controversial public relations and media mishaps. His fourth book, YOU Are the Brand! provides tips, strategies and tools aimed at helping people succeed. His fifth book, titled Lessons in Leadership, teaches readers to be self-aware, empathetic, and more effective leaders at work and at home.[7]


He has received four Emmy Awards for his work on public television.[8] In 1995, 2000 and again in 2001, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Adubato with Emmy Awards in the category of "Best Host".[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 & 2 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010
  2. ^ Kocieniewski, David; Sullivan, John (January 16, 2006). "In Newark, a Ward Boss With Influence to Spare". The New York Times.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-01-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Steve Adubato's Stand & Deliver | Executive Coaching".
  7. ^ "Lessons in Leadership | The Newest Steve Adubato Book". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  8. ^ "EMMY AWARD-WINNING ANCHOR STEVE ADUBATO and CAUCUS: NEW JERSEY..." NJTV Pressroom. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2017.

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