Media Relations Manager
Steve Grande (@AstrosGrande) was hired to the Astros organization in 2008 and was promoted from coordinator to manager in December 2010.
In addition to his day-to-day media relations duties, Grande is responsible for coordinating player interview and photo requests, overseeing the production of the Astros media guide and monthly magazine, approving all season credential requests, overseeing the club's photography department, securing media relations collateral and is the media coordinator for the Astros in Foundation Classic and the Astros Foundation D-II Invitational.
Grande travels on half the club's road trips and has traveled on select road trips in each of his five full-time seasons. He has worked six Spring Trainings, helped Major League Baseball with the 2010 NLCS Playoffs in San Francisco and helped plan and coordinate the media aspects of MLB's 2012 and 2013 Urban Invitational in Houston.
Prior to joining the Astros full time in 2008, Grande split his 2007 season interning in the media relations departments for the Florida Marlins and the Astros.
Grande also has experience outside the sports industry while working at two different public relations entities, both based out of Austin, TX. In 2006, Grande got his professional start as an intern with BookPros Publishing Company, in their publicity department. He moved on to intern for the public relations agency GCI Read-Poland in their public affairs department before leaving to pursue a career in sports.
Grande received his bachelor's degree in public relations with a minor in business from Texas State University-San Marcos in May of 2006. A native of Tomball, TX, Grande graduated from Klein Oak High School in Spring, TX. He is currently single and resides in Houston's Washington Heights.
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