Subsequently, after graduation, he made embarked his journey in journalism starting as a reporter and photographer at KWWL-TV. His next work destination was a Springfield, Missouri-based station KSPR – T, where he served sports anchor till 1991. 

His journey continued to Los Angeles-based KCAL-TV, where he garnered Golden Mic Award and an Emmy Award for Beyond Endurance: Borneo and an Emmy for Beyond Endurance: Madagascar. Additionally, he also worked in several ESPN assignments. 

In 1995, he started as correspondent and substitute anchor for show Entertainment Tonight in 1995. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted as a co-host of the show. He also anchored Entertainment Tonight Weekend and was also a primary substitute anchor.  In mid-September 2010, he started co-hosting the show on a regular basis. He was seen on syndicated television magazine till his contract session expired in 2012, it was after 17 years since he joined the show.

As of 2012, October, he has been co-hosting Hallmark Channel’s talk show Home & Family. Started as a co-host with Paige Davis, after a month, Cristina Ferrare came to become his hosting partner. Since June 2016, Debbie Matenopolous appears on Ferrare’s replacement. 

Steines has also tried his hands in acting. He has played some parts in several movies and TV shows like Nixon, Suddenly Susan, The Practice, The Young and the Restless, Half & Half, CSI: NY and Handy Manny.

His other hosting credits include VH1’s Greatest TV Rock ‘n’ Roll Moments, Goldern Karma Awards, VH1’s The 25 Sexiest, 2008 Miss America Live, Mark Brunett’s AOL interactive online game Gold Rush and more. He obtained Emmy Award in 2005 as host of 2005 Hollywood Christmas Parade and National Iris Award for hosting The Big Business of Sports Endorsements.

Also an enthusiastic photographer, Steines has earned appreciation for exclusive artworks that can be seen on walls inside Hollywood homes & offices. See The Light: A Passage to Sierra Leone, his photo book documents a trip of Light House Medical Mission to raise awareness for fresh water in the underdeveloped countries. 

Passionate about multiple fields including, media broadcasting, acting and photography, he got indulged in all, even though all aren’t his major in the professional career. Throughout his career, reportedly he has amassed a net worth of $20 million.