Guy Nelson

Senior Announcer

Guy has been in public radio in the Seattle area for more than 20 years. He started as music host at community station KAOS in Olympia, then moved on to KPLU in Tacoma as a reporter. After living in Japan for a couple years he returned to Seattle in 1992 to work for KUOW as host for All Things Considered. Guy left public radio for two years to join an Internet radio startup but when that venture proved short lived he returned to KUOW to direct the news department from 2001–2012.

Guy has won dozens of regional and national awards for his work as a reporter, producer and editor. Most notably, two projects that he edited for KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy won national awards, one from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. for best documentary, and one from the Radio and TV News Directors Association for best series.

Outside of work, Guy enjoys exploring the world and studying languages. He's also an accomplished actor on Seattle area stages and has composed music for several theatre groups and choirs. He has a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. from The Evergreen State College.

Guy has been a journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute in Florida, RTNDA's RIAS program in Berlin (twice), Stanley Foundation/Reuters Workshop in Beijing, China, and the East–West Center Journalists Exchange in Japan.

Ways To Connect

Cat and dog
Flickr Photo/Asaf Antman (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Rupert Giles, executive director of the Phew Research Center, about how Western Washington residents responded to a central question of American life: dogs vs. cats. 

Flickr Photo/Stuart Anthony

Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol” is a holiday favorite. It was performed earlier this month in front of a live audience at Seattle’s Center for Spiritual Living under the title “The Enlightened Message of Scrooge.”

This show will air on KUOW December 23 at 9:00 p.m.