Steve Matteo ‹Return to Staff Bios›




Publicity Director and Collaboration Ambassador

Steve has been with Media Connect for four years working on music, sports, art, photography, travel, business and related books.

His corporate and institutional work for Finn Partners includes working on such accounts as DHL, CareerBuilder, J. Walter Thompson, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and New York University.

During his time at Finn Partners, he has successfully placed MC clients with such media outlets as CBS, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, CNN, NBC Sports Radio, NPR, FOX, Sirius XM, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Huffington Post, C-SPAN,, Reader’s Digest, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Bleacher Report, the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, the Travel Channel, Smithsonian and many other print, online and broadcast outlets.

He has worked in book publishing and public relations for many years, including being the publicity manager for the New York-based book publishing company Barron’s for 11 years, where he worked on a wide variety of adult and children’s books.

Steve is the author of “Dylan,” a biography of Bob Dylan published in 1998 by MetroBooks, an imprint of Friedman/Fairfax Publishing, which is owned by Barnes and Noble. His second book, “Let It Be,” was published in November of 2004 by Continuum, an imprint of Bloomsbury, and is in its fourth printing. “Let It Be” has been published in Italian and Japanese.

Steve has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant, The Orlando Sentinel, The St. Petersburg Times, New York magazine, Time Out New York, Rolling Stone, Details, Interview, Elle, Salon, Writers’ Journal and

He has worked in radio as the writer of the “Something New” program for WLIR in New York; as the Program Director of WNYT, also in New York; and for the nationally broadcast radio program FM Odyssey.

Appearing often on radio and television, he has also lectured at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and The New School for Social Research, in New York.



I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at PTA for handling David Champion's Satellite TV Tour in a professional, results-oriented way. Everything went like clockwork in the studio yesterday. We hit 20 TV stations in three hours—including numerous major markets. There were no problems.
— DOUGLAS LOVE, Communications Counsel, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports