Steve Mears, who joined the NHL Network team officially in February 2013, is the co-host of "NHL Live." Mears covered the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final for NHLN, as well as 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship games played by the United States.
Mears most recently served four seasons as a member of the Penguins Radio Network. In addition to his work on the Pittsburgh Penguins' radio and TV game broadcasts, he served as the host of "Penguins Live" on Pittsburgh Penguins 24/7 Radio and was a contributor to PensTV on the official team website.
Prior to joining the Penguins, Mears served three seasons as the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Islanders. Before that, he spent four seasons as the director of media relations and broadcasting for the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League. In 2005, he was named CHL Broadcaster of the Year. He also has done various game broadcasts for Toronto Maple Leafs TV and MSG television networks.
A graduate of Franklin Regional High School, Mears grew up in Murrysville, Pa., and earned a degree in broadcasting from Bowling Green State University in 2002, where he served as the play-by-play voice of the BGSU Falcons.