Reiny Cohen

Announcer, KUOW’s Afternoon Newsmagazine

After a six-year stint of bouncing around commercial radio stations in Seattle, talking about celebrity gossip and doing live stunts on the streets, Reiny Cohen landed at KUOW in 2008 with a great sigh of relief. She wanted nothing more than to be a part of a radio station that produced a meaningful product and was engaging to listeners.

She began as an announcer on KUOW2 in the afternoons, and soon found herself as the fill–in announcer for KUOW. After three years of working at KUOW, whilst attending school in the evening, she took a six–month sabbatical to Mianyang, Sichuan, China, where she taught English to primary school kids and learned much about the culture. She returned to KUOW in 2012, and you can currently hear her in the afternoons from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reiny grew up in Kirkland, Washington, and has been a Seattle resident since 2000.