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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New Show
10:44 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Preview: The Record On KUOW

KUOW is creating a new, fast-paced, two-hour news show called The Record on KUOW, airing 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting September 3, 2013. Find out more: www.kuow.org/faq

8:21 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Kenneth Bae, American Imprisoned In North Korea, Moved To Hospital

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Kenneth Bae, an American man from Lynnwood, Wash., has spent more than nine months imprisoned in North Korea. Bae had been telling his family that his health was failing, possibly from diabetes-related complications. Bae is now suffering from severe back and leg pain and has lost more than 50 pounds, his sister Terri Chung told CNN late Sunday.
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- Kenneth Bae, the American citizen sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp, has been moved to a hospital after a serious deterioration in his health, his sister said.
Elections 2013
7:55 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Seattle Mayor's Race Down To McGinn And Murray, Steinbrueck Concedes

Ed Murray with his partner Michael Shiosaki on stage at the Crocodile after his speech to supporters.
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.

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Music Industry
7:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Sub Pop Records: Going Out Of Business Since 1988!

Megan Jasper, vice president of Sub Pop Records, poses for a portrait at their office in downtown Seattle on May 9, 2013.
The Seattle Times/Genevieve Alvarez

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Sub Pop Records may have started small but the label has always made a big impression. Sup Pop, which began as a fanzine and evolved into a record label in the late 1980s, is considered the epicenter of the grunge movement. Megan Jasper, vice president at Sub Pop, gives Ross Reynolds a tour of the office.

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1:00 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Bridges And US Infrastructure Spending Are Falling: Is There A Link?

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Getting federal money to repair the country’s aging transportation infrastructure is getting increasingly difficult. The Atlantic Wire pulled together the numbers.
It's still not entirely clear what caused I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington to collapse Thursday night. Nor is it clear, despite media reports, how strong the bridge was before it broke. What is clear is that, had the state needed to repair it, getting federal money to do so would be an uphill climb.
Emergency Preparedness
11:44 am
Fri May 24, 2013

VIDEO: You Have Seconds To Escape A Sinking Car

In this photo provided by Francisco Rodriguez, a man is seen sitting atop a car that fell into the Skagit River after the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge there minutes earlier Thursday, May 23, in Mount Vernon, Wash.
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.

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Bridge Collapse
6:44 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Alternate Routes Around I-5 Skagit River Bridge

The primary detour around the closed section of I-5 crosses the Skagit River via Riverside Drive. The primary northbound route detours from I-5 at exit 227.
Credit WSDOT

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.

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Cultural History
2:00 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Ray Suarez On "Latino Americans"

Ray Suarez
Credit PBS

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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Mayor's Race 2013
11:52 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Ron Sims Will Not Join Seattle's Mayoral Race

King County Executive Ron Sims speaks at a news conference where he announced that President Barack Obama would nominate him to be deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

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

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Culture
8:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Jared Diamond: Learning From Traditional Societies

Professor Jared Diamond lecturing at Maria Theresia College, Belgium, November 2008.
groucho Flickr

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond joins Ross Reynolds in front of a live studio audience. For decades he has studied Papua New Guinea cultures. He writes about what we can learn from traditional social organizations in his new book "The World Until Yesterday." Below are highlights from the interview.

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War On Drugs
9:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

From The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War

'El Narco' by Ioan Grillo.
Credit Courtesy Bloomsbury Press

Since 2006, more than 40,000 soldiers, police officers, traffickers and citizens have died in Mexico’s bloody drug war — from the mountains where pot and poppies are grown to the streets of Mexico City. Journalist Ioan Grillo tracks the rise of the cartels and their increasing influence north of the border in his book, "El Narco." He joins Steve Scher with a report from the front lines of the Mexican drug war.

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More from KUOW
12:40 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Cheers And Jeers: Alcohol In America

Leopold Brothers, a distillery in Ann Arbor, makes absynthe using wormwood.
Andrew Morrell Flickr

Coming up on Spotlight, December 31 at 8:00 p.m.

In this hour of BackStory, we're all about the boozin'. Along the way, we ask when and why consumption and production has ebbed and flowed. We look at why rum became the drink of choice among revolutionary troops, why American Indians were rejecting alcohol two centuries before the rest of the country, and follow the long march toward Prohibition.

Originally produced a few years ago, this episode has been revised to include new segments and reflect fresh insight into the subject.

Same-Sex Marriage
9:42 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Dan Savage On Marriage

Dan Savage speaking at Western University, March 2012.
Flickr/Better Than Bacon

Dan Savage is a sex columnist, author, advocate and more.  He is behind the It Gets Better project, an archive of hopeful videos aimed at troubled gay youth, and the author of "The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family." Savage talks to Ross Reynolds about marriage and what he plans to do now that same-sex marriage is legal in Washington state.

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Federal Vs. State Law
8:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Inslee Promises To Advocate State Pot Law In Federal Domain

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee looks out the window of his plane as it flies over the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, on the way to Richland, Wash. Inslee toured the facility and met with Dept. of Energy officials.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Governor-elect Jay Inslee announced three members of his transition team yesterday, just as the state revenue council announced their prediction of a $900 million budget shortfall over the next two years. Inslee spoke with KUOW’s Steve Scher about his approach to closing that gap and his role in supporting the initiative that passed recreational use of marijuana.

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Energy Policy
8:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

The Power Of One Election And America’s Energy Future, Hour Two

In the next four years, the United States will have one fundamental energy policy challenge: How to make the country more self-sufficient. Listen to stories about the next frontiers of energy development and the fields of exploration that may help the US produce more energy at home and import less from abroad.

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