Jenna Montgomery

Director, Digital Media

Year started with KUOW: 2006

Jenna oversees day-to-day operations of and content across all digital platforms.

Jenna is a Seattle native with over 10 years' experience writing and designing for the Web. She also has a love for paper, having pursued two degrees in printmaking. Her prints have been in several shows, including one jurored by the Whitney's David Kiehl, and she has held artist residencies in Seattle and Carson City, Nevada.

While at the University of Iowa, Jenna built and managed websites for the Center for the Book, Health Sciences Library and the graduate student union. She came to KUOW in 2006 from Kagedo Japanese Art where she managed the gallery, studio photography, traveling exhibits and website for four years. In 2007, Jenna became the director of digital media at KUOW, a new position within the organization.

Jenna lives near Lake Washington with her family.

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UPDATE: 2/27/15, 10:20 a.m. PT

Bellevue School District and Bellevue Police have decided to close Interlake High School for the remainder of the school day after unsubstantiated rumors of gun shots were reported earlier this morning. 

The school district says students and staff are safe and that classrooms will be released one at a time.

Students who bus or are picked up by their guardians will be bused to Highland Middle School (15027 NE Bel-Red Road, Bellevue). Other students will be allowed to drive or walk home. 

More details are posted on the school district's website.

More than 30 crews (4 people per crew using 2 to 3 vehicles) arrived from around the Northwest Thursday to help with restoration efforts. Some teams have traveled from Eastern Washington and British Columbia.
Flickr Photo/Puget Sound Energy

Powerful winds hit the Puget Sound area Thursday night leaving thousands without power and many downed power lines. Puget Sound Energy reports roughly 62,000 customers are without power this morning; the total number of affected by outages are 234,000 PSE customers.

Twitter Photo/AstrobiologyNAI

Forget selfies, geeks and science. The word of the year is astrobiology.

According to’s web trends, a search for the term "astrobiology" was the way many of you found your way to our website.*

The Oatmeal/Matthew Inman

Every winter, Seattleites return to a hotly debated topic: Do we know how to drive in ice and snow? My coworkers are all complaining about Seattle drivers as I type, in fact — even those from the Northwest originally. So here are a few tips I gleaned from watching way too many YouTube videos.

KUOW Photo/Carlos Nieto

UPDATE: 8/7/13, 1:13 p.m. PT

Peter Steinbrueck, who was trailing Ed Murray and Mike McGinn in the Seattle mayor’s primary this morning, spoke with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman on Weekday today and conceded the race.

AP Photo/Francisco Rodriguez

Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, a thermophysiologist from the University of Manitoba, has studied over 100 car submersions. He says  you have 30-60 seconds to get out of a sinking car, and you don't want to wait until the car is completely underwater.

Alternate Routes Around I-5 Skagit River Bridge

May 24, 2013

WSDOT is asking drivers to allow ample time for travel through the I-5 Skagit River area. Both directions of I-5 are detoured in Skagit County.

Ray Suarez at his desk

Journalist Ray Suarez just finished writing a new book called "Latino Americans." The way he sees it, American history as it's currently taught tends to ignore Latinos. He hopes to change that. His book starts in the 17th century and goes up until yesterday, when he sent the book off to his publisher. Suarez gives Ross Reynolds the long view of "Latino America." Below are highlights from the interview, along with excerpts from his 2010 speech, "The Browning of America."

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Former King County Executive Ron Sims announced today on KUOW that he will not run for Seattle mayor as many people have speculated.