Native Rhode Islander Steve Cascione graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in Geography and Meteorology. He briefly attended MIT, taking graduate classes in weather forecasting.
In 1978, Cascione moved to State College, Pennsylvania, and began work for Accu Weather as a Forecast Meteorologist. In 1980, he moved back to Rhode Island to work for WLNE TV-6. He began a weather consulting business called Ocean State Weather, which he still runs. Steve holds the Broadcast Seal of Approval from the AMS.
In February 2002, after 22 years at WLNE, Steve moved to WPRI 12 and WNAC FOX Providence for five years. He is now happy to be back at ABC6, and can be seen weekdays from 5-7 AM and at Noon.
Steve covered Hurricane Gloria in 1986, Hurricane Bob in 1991, and all the major snowstorms to hit Southern New England over the last 28 years. He also hosted a news segment entitled Steve's Cooking Up a Storm, a cooking show featuring local chefs' recipes. Steve hopes to bring this segment back to ABC6 in the near future.
In November 2006, Steve was given the Silver Circle Award by the New England Chapter of the National Television Academy. The Silver Circle recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to television over 25 years or more.
Steve celebrated 30 years of television broadcasting in May 2010, 25 of them right here at ABC6.
Steve has two sons, Alex and Justin, and a daughter Caroline, adopted from Russia in 2002. Steve married Stacey Cardillo this past November.