Steven Beardsley is a bureau reporter in Naples, Italy, where he covers the U.S. Navy and its operations in Europe and Africa. He has reported from Afghanistan, Africa and Kosovo since joining Stars and Stripes in 2011, and he previously covered the Army from the Stripes bureau in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Beardsley reported for the Naples Daily News in Florida before coming to Europe. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 and has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Originally from Commerce, Ga., Beardsley lives in Naples with his wife, Allie.
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