From our News Director
I’ve been spending my first weeks on the job learning the ropes at KUOW, figuring out my way around (virtually) and getting to know the people behind the stories you hear every day. What I’m seeing is a very talented staff hard at work to keep you informed.
The past 16 months have been challenging to say the least and the news team has worked hard to report on protests for racial justice, police reform efforts, and a tumultuous election. We’re continuing to report on the coronavirus and its effects on our community. We know that ongoing coverage of public health and infectious disease prevention is vital to keeping our listeners and readers safe as we continue to navigate the pandemic's many twists and turns.
As we look to economic recovery efforts, the Seattle mayoral race, and the issues our community cares about most — including the homelessness crisis, policing and immigration — our team is committed to telling fact-based stories as we chart a path forward with many unknowns still ahead. We look for creative ways to bring you the information you rely on. We're committed to bringing you the news you trust and the voices that represent the communities we serve.
I’m fortunate to lead a newsroom full of dedicated, collaborative and supportive journalists. We have each other’s backs and will do what it takes to bring you the news. That’s part of the culture at KUOW and it’s one of the things that make it such a great place to work.
I’m proud to share our recent work and its impact with you today. Thank you for your trust in KUOW and our newsroom — I look forward to more chances to connect with you in the coming months.