Steve Bennish is a veteran and award- winning business and economics reporter at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News. His work includes stories on urban affairs, street gangs, natural resources, and investigations into public fiscal abuse and local history. His stories have prompted rewrites of state and local laws and large-scale institutional reforms. He has also worked as a reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and a native of Detroit, Michigan.