Executive Producer of Community Engagement
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.
To see more of Ross' past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
Ross Reynolds fills in for Bill Radke, discussing the news of the week with Joni Balter, Rob McKenna and Gyasi Ross.
Ross Reynolds talks about the wildfire state of emergency in British Columbia with Ian Bailey , reporter for the Globe and Mail. We also talk about the...
Ross Reynolds talks to Janet Pope, executive director of the Compass Housing Alliance. The group has been trying to build lower cost modular housing for...
Ross Reynolds talks to Ian Bailey, a reporter for the Globe and Mail, about the provincewide state of emergency in British Columbia due to the ongoing...
Ross Reynolds talk to Sarah Sumadi, senior program manager at One America, and Aliya Haq, nutrition services supervisor with the International Community...
The new film Crazy Rich Asians features the first all-Asian cast since the Joy Luck Club . We speak to Hsiao-Ching Chou , author of Chinese Soul Food: A...
The sound of flashbangs and smoke grenades echoed through the streets of downtown Portland Saturday during a protest held by the Proud Boys and Patriot...
Ross Reynolds talks to Zen Buddhist and palliative-care nurse Sallie Tisdale, about death, grieving, and her new book, "Advice For Future Corpses: A...
It's an 1,110 mile drive from Port Townsend up to Ketchikan, Alaska. There is a way to shave 350 miles off the trip, but there's a catch: You have to sail.