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.
Ross Reynolds reviews the week's news with tech reporter for the New York Times Karen Weise, journalist with The C is for Crank, Erica C Barnett, and publisher of The Washington State Wire, DJ Wilson.
A way for kids to get excited about crows, guided by husband and wife crow researchers. The court monitor of the consent decree steps down. And this week’s chat with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
With much of the West either ablaze or seeing bad air quality, a look at where we are in Washington. A look at the protests that became contentious Monday, with 22 arrests and several instances of police violence. Why aren’t we testing people who aren’t showing COVID-19 symptoms? And a chat with Margaret Atwood.
How solid is our confederation, really? This week’s chat with the King County Executive. And a look at COVID risk assessment.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan joins us on Thursdays to take your calls. Leave us a voicemail at 206-221-3663.
Ross Reynolds discusses the week's new with Washington state senator Mona Das, Q13 political analyst CR Douglas, and former chair of the state GOP, Chris Vance.
To all the planes you left behind. Our weekly chat with Mayor Durkan. And a look at what school districts across the state are doing to prepare for opening day.
Gorton has passed away at the age of 92. Politics today continues apace, with the Democratic National Convention taking place via video conference (like everything else these days). And should you be worried about farming? Yes if by land – maybe not if by sea.
Has COVID-19 finally turned us into a friendlier city? (#ItTookAPandemic) A chat with the King County Executive, and a look at study results that suggest what we already know: wearing a mask can severely cut the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.
Should SPD use blast balls and projectile launchers on crowds? Depends on who you ask. Seattle University ramps up for a COVID-compliant school year, and a look at what it means to eat consciously.