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Ross Reynolds

Executive Producer of Community Engagement


Ross is executive producer for Community Engagement. His projects include the person to person conversation event ‘Ask A…’ and That’s Debatable: Amazon is Good for Seattle.

Prior to his current job Ross hosted The Record (2014-2015) and The Conversation, KUOW’s award winning daily news talk program (2000 – 2014).

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.

He led KUOW’s coverage of the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, which won a National Headliner First Place Award for Coverage of a Live Event.

Along the way, Ross hosted KUOW’s daily magazine program Seattle Afternoon (1980 – 1985); the award winning regional radio 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.

In 1991, Ross went on a journalism exchange to Tonga in Oceania where he interviewed the king. In May 2003, he was a Jefferson Fellow from the East/West Center traveling to Japan, South Korea and Malaysia.

In 2011 Ross graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters 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 D.C. bureau.

Ross has a cameo role in the documentary film "Manufacturing Consent," an intellectual biography of Noam Chomsky.

He is an honorary SeaFair Pirate. His pirate name is Rotten Ross.