Ross Reynolds

Host, The Record

Ross has been co-host of KUOW’s daily news magazine The Record since September 2013. Before that he hosted The Conversation, KUOW's award–winning daily news–talk program from 2000 to 2013. 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 Germany, 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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International Politics
2:50 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Congress Approves Sending Arms To Syrian Opposition

Ross Reynolds talks with Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., about his decision to vote for a measure to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight against the militant Islamic State.

Politics
3:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Why Coming Clean Is The Best Political Strategy

Ross Reynolds talks with democratic political consultant Christian Sinderman about King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn's confession of a recent DUI and his drinking problem. 

Fraud Prevention
3:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

How Washington Is Working To Protect Workers From Employer Fraud

Ross Reynolds talks with Elizabeth Smith, assistant director of fraud prevention and labor standards at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, about how the state is working to address worker misclassification and other types of wage fraud.

Everybody's Durkan for the Weekend
3:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Jenny Durkan Looks Back At Five Years As US Attorney

Outgoing U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan
Credit KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

Ross Reynolds talks with Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, who announced that she will step down at the end of the month. She looks back at her role in Seattle Police Department reform, preventing cyber crime and shaping state marijuana laws.

News From Canada
4:42 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

British Columbia's Teacher Strike Nears End

A teacher pickets during the British Columbia teachers' strike.
Credit Flickr Photo/Bryan Jackson (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the tentative deal reached to end British Columbia's longest school strike. In addition, he compares British Columbia's court battle over education to the one in Washington state. 
Bus Cuts
3:21 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

New Budget Solves Some Of King County Metro's Woes

Credit Flickr Photo/Oran Viriyincy (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks to Kevin Desmond, general manager of King County Metro, about the new county budget that found a way to save some of the projected cuts to the bus service.

Global Education
3:34 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Should Bill Gates Be In The Classroom?

Gates Foundation founder Bill Gates.
Credit Flickr Photo/Thomas Hawk

  Ross Reynolds talks with Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas education professor emerita, about Bill Gates' push to bring a new model of teaching history to classrooms around the world. 

It's In The P-I
3:33 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Where Should Seattle P-I Globe Go? (It's 48-Feet Tall)

Credit Flickr Photo/Jo Morrill (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Leonard Garfield, director of the Museum of History and Industry, about MOHAI's efforts to find a new home for the landmark P-I globe.

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Religion
3:33 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Why The Young Unchurched Flock To Evangelical Churches

During a service at Mars Hill Church's dowtown Seattle location.
Flickr Photo/Mars Hill Church (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with James Wellman, chair of the comparative religion program at the University of Washington, about why young people are drawn to evangelical institutions like Mars Hill Church and are leaving mainline denominations behind.

Wellman will be speaking at the Christ and Cascadia conference this month, an academic gathering addressing Christian renewal in the region.

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Baseball
3:33 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Commentator: Detroit Missed Opportunity With Mariners Manager

Seattle Mariner's manager Lloyd McClendon.
Credit Wikipedia Photo/Eric Enfermero

Ross Reynolds talks with John U. Bacon, sports commentator for Michigan Public Radio, about Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, who previously coached the Detroit Tigers.

State Budget
3:21 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

State Funding Shortfalls Squeeze Universities

Credit Flickr Photo/Miss USA Redneck (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton about Washington state's proposal to trim university budgets by as much as 15 percent.

Video Games
2:51 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' For $2.5 Billion

Ross Reynolds talks with Jamin Warren, founder of the videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen, about what Microsoft has to gain from buying the company behind the hugely popular video game "Minecraft."

Stand Up
10:27 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Your Chair Is Killing You (Literally)

Inspired by his interview, KUOW's Ross Reynolds chooses to stand at his desk when not in the studio.
Credit KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. James Levine about his book, "Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It." Dr. Levine treats obesity at the Mayo Clinic and he’s the inventor of the treadmill desk.

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Congressional Race
3:03 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Pedro Celis Restructures Campaign With Young Strategists

  Ross Reynolds speaks with Todd Donovan, professor of political science at Western Washington University, about U.S. representative candidate Pedro Celis' decision to hire young hotshots who helped bring down House Speaker Eric Cantor.

Author Interview
2:46 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Watergate: Answering Who Knew What And When

John Dean with host Ross Reynolds in the KUOW studios.
Credit KUOW Photo/Arwen Nicks

Ross Reynolds speaks with John Dean, who was President Richard Nixon's one-time legal counsel and was a pivotal figure in the Watergate scandal that led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.  

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