Steve Gehlbach is a Channel 2 Action News Reporter. He started as a freelance reporter in 2013 and joined the team full time in February 2015.
Steve is a native of central Iowa, graduate of Iowa State University, and got his start in television at WHO in Des Moines. He’s done nearly every job in the newsroom, starting behind the camera before taking his first full-time job at WEEK-TV in Peoria, IL, where he was a weekend anchor, reporter and weathercaster.
An Emmy-winning reporter, Steve has also worked in Tennessee and Florida. Before joining Channel 2 Action News, Steve worked for WOFL-TV in Orlando for more than six years, covering hurricanes, wild fires, and NASA, including the final shuttle missions. He also covered some of the biggest cases in the country, like the disappearance of Caylee Anthony, the trial of her mother Casey and the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting death.
Steve is married with one daughter and loves his new hometown of Marietta in Cobb County. When not at work, he likes spending time with this family, traveling, playing golf and photography.
Austin Lanz was first arrested in April for breaking into a neighbor’s home, then as he was getting booked into jail, the warrant said he assaulted multiple deputies, injured two of them and broke a Taser.