Senior Manager, Communications
Steve Grande (@AstrosGrande) is in his 13th season (2008-20) as a full-time member of the Houston Astros Communications staff, his fourth as Senior Manager of Communications.
In addition to his day-to-day media relations and communications duties, Grande is responsible for coordinating front office, manager, coach, and player interview and photo requests, producing the Astros media guide, overseeing the production of the department’s baseball information, reviewing all season credential requests and is the media and scheduling coordinator for the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic and the Houston Winter Invitational.
Grande travels on the majority of the club’s road trips and has traveled on select road trips in each of his 12 full-time seasons. He has worked 13 Spring Trainings, 10 playoff series (2019 ALDS, 2019 ALCS, and 2019 WS; 2018 ALDS and 2018 ALCS; 2017 ALDS, 2017 ALCS and 2017 WS; 2015 ALDS; 2010 NLCS) and the 2015 AL Wild Card Game, as well as the 2017 and 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Additionally, he 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 then 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, Texas. 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 Houstonian, Grande graduated from Klein Oak High School in Spring, TX. He resides in Tomball with his wife, Ginny, and their two-year-old son James.