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Isolde Raftery

Online Editor

Year started with KUOW: 2013

Isolde Raftery became the online editor at KUOW in October 2013. Previously, she worked for NBCNews.com and the Columbian and Skagit Valley Herald newspapers here in Washington state. She has also written extensively for The New York Times, where she was a fellow on the Metro desk in 2010, The Chicago Tribune, Seattlepi.com and Seattle Business magazine.

Born in Ireland to an Irish dad and a French mom, Isolde grew up mostly in Seattle, where she attended James A. Garfield High School. She later graduated from Barnard College in New York City and received a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon. 

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As some of you may know, Dave Beck, longtime KUOW jack-of-all-trades, has moved across town to Classical KING FM. We searched for his award-winning interview of historian Stephen Ambrose, to no avail. But we did dig up this incredible letter Ambrose wrote after Beck won the national PRNDI award for his interview with the author. We’re posting it because it’s too good to leave dusty in our archives.

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