Jenna Montgomery

Director, Digital Media

Jenna Montgomery 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 a cat, a toddler and a photographer.

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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.
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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.

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

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

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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.

Sometimes, the people picking our food can't access healthy food, or enough, for themselves. From KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting comes this piece on poverty.

Bernie Krause was an early pioneer of electronic music. Eventually his interests turned to the chorus of the outdoors. He started recording soundscapes and has amassed an extensive collection of nature sounds. Studying those sounds has given him insight into how animals communicate with one another and the origins of music. In this interview with Anne Strainchamps, Krause describes and plays some selections from his unique collection of sounds.

President Hamid Karzai has criticized NATO for failing to bring stability to Afghanistan in over a decade there. He is also in no hurry to sign a security agreement with the US, stating, "If the agreement doesn't suit us then of course they can leave. The agreement has to suit Afghanistan's interests and purposes."

The one millionth salmon passed over the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River this month. And the fall Chinook numbers are the highest they've been since counts began in 1938. But 80 percent of those are hatchery fish. Chinook still face extinction, and only 1 of 22 populations has increased in the past five years. Wild salmon have not recovered so well. So what's holding them back?

In sports, male and female opponents have solved their differences in a variety of innocuous ways. There are butt taps, head pats, hugs, fist bumps, and now there’s a friendly cheek peck. Well, not so friendly according to last night's referee.

The United Nations estimates that each day, 5,000 Syrians flee their homeland for neighboring countries. But some Syrian refugees are now wearing out their welcome. And the reasons are simple economics.

Worker strikes are in the air these days, it seems. Many of them involve the lowest paid workers in our cities. That brings to mind a recent memorable radio moment when a San Francisco transit strike led a tech CEO in San Francisco to complain via social media that transit workers should be automated. Marketplace's Krissy Clark didn't let him off so easily.

Illegal border crossings are way up in some parts of Texas. This story profiles those guarding the border, and those who feel moved to set out water for the border-crossers.

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Seattle’s Fringe Festival starts this week. It features local companies and artists, but the festival is also drawing performers from around the world. 

The great recession hit small arts groups hard; the festival was on hiatus for several years after its 2003 season and returned just last year.  How did Seattle’s fringe community fare?  Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson shares some perspective on the health of local companies with Marcie Sillman.

An underground market for adopted children in America leads to many children ending up in abusive situations with no protection. Regretful parents offer their adopted children online with no agency oversight in a practice called "private re-homing."

Some hikers are opting to take their cell phones along with them on the trail, for safety reasons or for documenting their adventures. In this interview, one hiker even upgraded his phone while on the trail.

A stand-off between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels has continued for a second day, with reports of civilians being used as "human shields."

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