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Paige Browning



Paige hosts midday newscasts and monitors news of significance to the Puget Sound region. She subscribes to KUOW's mission: to create and serve a more informed public. This is what drives each story and newscast she anchors.

Paige was raised in the mountains and lakes around Spokane, the city where she first witnessed the importance of local journalism. She is a former news host and reporter for Spokane Public Radio, a station as invested in culture, environment, and journalism as she is.

The start of her public radio career came one fall in Montana, when Paige reported about black bears rummaging in people's trash. She's a proud alumna of University of Montana's School of Journalism, where she contributed to KUFM.

Paige is a shop steward of KUOW’s SAG-AFTRA newsroom union.

When not on air, you'll find her consuming true crime and long-form journalism, at a museum or music venue, and watching women's basketball.


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    What's going on with Compassion Seattle?

    There’s one ballot measure that’s been driving a lot of the talk around Seattle’s elections this year: Compassion Seattle. And there are some recent twists in the conversation. We talk with Seattle Times staff reporter Scott Greenstone, who covers homelessness.

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    Back to school (for real this time)

    Many students will be stepping into their classrooms tomorrow for the first time since before the pandemic. But what will school look like given skyrocketing cases, no vaccines for kids under 12 and a bevy of rules around masks and distancing?

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    Drag during Delta

    Drag performances are all about interacting with the audience, putting on a show and trying new things. This summer, many drag queens returned to the stage for the first time since the pandemic started... but Delta is changing the equation.

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    Seattle Now

    Casual Friday: 'The connoisseurs of our day'

    Summer is crawling to a close, and it was a weird week in the city. The baby on Nirvana's Nevermind album is suing the band, King County hit 70% initial vaccination in every age and racial group, and just how hard was it to date during this pandemic summer?

  • caption: Stephan Parry cuddles one of his children. Stephan is married to KUOW producer and announcer Diana Opong. 

From Opong: "Our family is all about snuggles and showing love and connecting through hugs and touch. I didn't grow up in a family that hugged a lot, but I have learned over the last 11 years that getting hugs from those I love and care about helps me fill my cup and take a moment to remember I am loved."
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    Hugs in the time of Delta

    Vaccines have made it a lot safer to be physically close to people again. But that's prompting all sorts of conversations about people's comfort level with physical touch. Do you go in for a hug, or keep your distance?

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    Secret Seattle

    We all got to know our neighborhoods a LOT better during quarantine, but Susanna Ryan went above and beyond. She runs the Seattle Walk Report Instagram account, and has a new book about the hidden history of objects on the city's streets — Secret Seattle.

  • caption: The scorched remains of a yard in the Warm Springs Canyon neighborhood of Wenatchee. Fire breaks like rocks and fire-resistant plants saved many homes in the area from the Red Apple Fire.
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    How to fight a wildfire

    We all see the news stories and experience the smoke of wildfires up and down the West coast. But what does it actually look like on the ground for the people who fight those blazes? Today we find out.

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    Seattle Now

    Go deep — piloting Puget Sound

    Safely navigating narrow Puget Sound passages is tricky business, especially for cargo boats. Port pilots and scientists make these journeys possible.

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    Your garden might be a fire hazard

    If you think you're safe from wildfires because you live in the city, think again. Those pine trees and juniper bushes outside your front door could be putting you in danger.