Cathy Duchamp

Managing Editor

Year started with KUOW: 1998

Cathy sets the editorial priorities for local news coverage and leads our team of reporters and editors. Cathy began her public media career in 1998, after tours of duty in TV news at KING-5 and high-tech marketing at Microsoft. At KUOW she’s worked as an announcer, reporter and regional news editor. She did stints at NPR and Marketplace in Washington D.C. before returning to Seattle in 2012 to lead the newsroom.   


Edward R Murrow Regional Awards:

·         1st Place, Sports Reporting, “Native American Basketball" 

·         1st Place, Team Series, “Race: In Their Own Words ” 

Public Radio News Directors International

·         1st Place, Continuing Coverage, “Orca Capture”  

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn put an end to a controversial  program where unmanned miniature helicopters equipped with cameras would be used to fight crime. Critics had privacy concerns about police surveillance. The timing of Mayor McGinn's decision could become an issue in his re-election bid.