Ross Reynolds

Senior Host, The Conversation

Ross has hosted The Conversation, KUOW's award–winning daily news–talk program, since 2000. Ross came to KUOW in 1987 as news director and in 1992 became program director. As program director, he changed the station's format from classical/news to news and yet more news. In 1998, Ross became program director and news director. KUOW's coverage of the World Trade Organization protests in 1999 won a National Headliner First Place Award for Coverage of a Live Event.

Along the way, Ross hosted the daily magazine program Seattle Afternoon;  the award–winning regional newsmagazine Northwest Journal that aired in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska; and a weekly public television interview program on KCTS Seattle called Upon Reflection. He is a frequent moderator for political debates and discussions in the Seattle community.

Ross has participated in journalism fellowships which have taken him to the Kingdom of Tonga, Tokyo,  South Korea and Malaysia.  In 2011, Ross graduated from the University of Washington with a master's degree in digital media from the School of Communication.

His pre-KUOW career included seven years as news director at community radio station KBOO in Portland, five years as news and public affairs director at WCUW in Worcester, Massachusetts, two years as music editor of Worcester Magazine, and short stints as fill-in news director at KMXT Kodiak, Alaska, and the Pacifica National News Service, Washington, DC, bureau. Ross has a cameo role in the documentary film "Manufacturing Consent," an intellectual biography of Noam Chomsky.

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Technology
3:54 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

An App To Curate News To Your Taste

Ross Reynolds sits down in the studio with Cory Bergman, co-founder and general manager of the new NBC-owned Breaking News app that allows users to curate news alerts by their interests.

Transportation
3:41 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

What Progress Is Being Made On Transportation Package?

Flickr Photo/Lee LeFever

Ross Reynolds talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the State Senate's transportation proposal and when we will see a transportation package.

Congress
4:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Republicans In Congress Looking Toward 2014

Ross Reynolds discusses the latest news out of Congress with Andrea Seabrook, host of DecodeDC and former NPR congressional reporter.

DUI Prevention
3:34 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Should Washington Enact Sobriety Checkpoints?

Flickr Photo/Jory

Ross Reynolds talks with State Representative Roger Goodman and Jennifer Shaw, deputy director of the ACLU of Washington, about the pros, cons and legality of sobriety checkpoints along Washington's roadways.

Human Services
3:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

New Focus For King County's Plan To End Homelessness

Flickr Photo/Romi Chiorean

Ross Reynolds talks with Adrienne Quinn, the new director of the Department of Community and Human Services and member of the Committee to End Homelessness.

Elections 2013
1:45 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Kshama Sawant Is A Socialist, But What Does That Even Mean?

KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Socialism has been a dirty word in many corners of American politics, and few politicians who identify as socialists have succeeded in the United States.

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Search History
3:48 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Google, The Government And You

Google released its annual transparency report yesterday showing that government requests for information have doubled over three years.
Credit Official Google Blog

Ross Reynolds talks with Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney Nate Cardozo about Google's recent publication of transparency papers that show which governments want to know more about your search history.

Prison
3:46 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

New Approach For Washington's Female Prisoners

A woman reading in the library of Gig Harbor's Washington Corrections Center for Women.
Flickr Photo/Washington State Library

Ross Reynolds speaks with Jane Parnell, superintendent of the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, about the DOC's new approach for female prisoners.

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Boeing Labor Dispute
2:25 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Long Beach And Charleston: Two Cities Vying For The 777x

Boeing opened a factory line in South Carolina in 2009 in response to previous labor disputes. The question is whether that will continue.
Flickr Photo/AR McLin

Ross Reynolds talks with Bill Hennigan,  aerospace reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and Andy Owens, managing editor of the South Carolina Business Journal, about bringing the 777x to South Carolina.

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Politics
2:23 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Grading The Predictions Of Pundits

From Pundittracker's Facebook page.

Steve Scher talks with Pundittracker.com co-founder Sanjay Ayer about bringing accountability to the predictions of TV, radio and newspaper pundits.

Author Interveiw
4:19 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Hedrick Smith: Who Stole the American Dream?

Hedrick Smith's book "Who Stole the American Dream?"

Ross Reynolds speaks with author Hedrick Smith about his book, "Who Stole the American Dream," which details the struggle of the middle class, in particular the widening gap between those who haves and have nots.

Boeing
4:13 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

How Machinist Vote Could Affect The Future Of Labor Negotiations

Inside Everett's Boeing factory.
Flickr Photo/Jetstar Airways

Ross Reynolds talks with Gary Chaison, professor of industrial relations at Clark University, about how the Boeing machinist vote will affect the future of labor negotiations in Washington and across the country.

Cartoons And Journalism
3:20 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

One Day Of War In 25 Feet

Joe Sacco's book "The Great War."

Ross Reynolds interviews cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco about his latest book "The Great War" – a one panel, 25-foot long panorama of the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

Game Industry
3:20 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Game Designer Kim Swift: 'There Needs To Be Games For All Types Of People'

The video game industry needs to be more inclusive of ages, gender and minorities.
Flickr Photo/Sean Dreilinger

Ross Reynolds talks with Portal designer Kim Swift about minorities in the game industry and how diversity will make games better.

Aerospace
11:14 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Dangerous Game Of Chicken? Unpacking The Implications Behind The Boeing Labor Dispute

Flickr Photo/Pylon757

Ross Reynolds and Marcie Sillman tackle the complex issues around the machinists' rejection of the Boeing contract offer. First, they speak with Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, about the implications for labor here in Washington state. Then, Wall Street Journal's aerospace reporter Jon Ostrower explains just what resources are necessary to build a brand new airplane like the 777X in another state.

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